A video making the rounds show doctors removing a 4ft long snake from a woman’s mouth. It is believed to have crawled down her throat while she slept in the yard of her home in a village in Russia.
Feeling unwell, the young woman was reportedly rushed to hospital where she was put under general anaesthetic.
The shocking video shows the gloved hands of a doctor removing the snake after inserting a tube down her throat.
The female medic grabs the snake as it is pulled from the woman’s mouth in the nightmare-inducing footage.
She jumps back startled and medical staff scream as they realise the long length of the snake which had been just moments ago inside the patient.
The medic looks absolutely disgusted at the discovery before the slithering reptile is then dropped into a nearby medical bucket
It is unclear if the snake is still alive or how long it was inside the woman.
The Ministry of Health in Dagestan, a mountainous republic bordering the Caspian Sea, have said they are investigating the video.
Locals claim that such incidents happen infrequently and older citizens advise the young not to sleep outside because of the risk of snakes slithering inside their mouths.
The woman patient was not identified, nor was the type of snake specified.
The village of Levashi has a population of 11,500 and is at an altitude of 4,165 ft.
Some commenters claim that it could be a giant worm or something else. Source MetroCo.Uk