King cobra sparks tensions on busy road in southern India

A seven-foot-long king cobra caused severe traffic disruption on a busy road in southern India.

Footage shows the venomous reptile laying on the pavement in the middle of the road as vehicles pass by in Chennai city, Tamil Nadu.

Forest department officials rushed to the spot and removed the snake from the road.

The reptile was released on the side of the road and escaped through a tiny hole in the ground.