Close banner

Support Outside Online

Love Outside?

Help fund our award-winning journalism with a contribution today.

Contribute to Outside

Men release snakes in India gov't office

Cobras: New tactic in dispute resolution?

Two farmers in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh released a bag of poisonous snakes at a government office on Tuesday in retaliation for attempted bribery by government officials. They men had asked for tax receipts on their land but were repeatedly denied the documents. They set free some 40 snakes, including cobras. None of the office's employees or visitors were injured and the snakes were later captured.

Read more at The Guardian

Support Outside Online

Our mission to inspire readers to get outside has never been more critical. In recent years, Outside Online has reported on groundbreaking research linking time in nature to improved mental and physical health, and we’ve kept you informed about the unprecedented threats to America’s public lands. Our rigorous coverage helps spark important debates about wellness and travel and adventure, and it provides readers an accessible gateway to new outdoor passions. Time outside is essential—and we can help you make the most of it. Making a financial contribution to Outside Online only takes a few minutes and will ensure we can continue supplying the trailblazing, informative journalism that readers like you depend on. We hope you’ll support us. Thank you.

Contribute to Outside
Filed To: News