Professor wrestles ‘hostile’ python that had college campus in a panic; video

A professor at an Allahabad university in India was visiting with a professor from another university about a project when a student leader called about a python that was causing a panic on campus.

NB Singh, a senior professor in botany at the Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Degree College in India, hesitated at first but then came to the rescue.

"As I was busy with the visiting professor, I was initially reluctant, but when the thought came to my mind that students might kill the python, I rushed to the spot and caught hold of the [53-pound] reptile," Singh told the Times of India.

But the 9-foot python proved difficult to handle, as evidenced in video from NDTV, which called the snake 12 feet:

"The python was hostile, and it took a lot of effort to capture," Singh told News 18, according to NDTV.

After wrestling with the snake for a bit, the suit-clad Singh finally managed to subdue it and put it safely into a sack.

Singh told NDTV that his aim behind catching the python and relocating it was to make people aware that they are not dangerous unless provoked.

According to the Times of India, Singh handed the python over to the Soraon division of forestry, which planned to release the snake into the wild in the Sankargarh area.

Vingh is no stranger to handling pythons. It was the 15th snake he had caught in the past 12 months.

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