The snake shown in this video appears as if it’s overheating, as it’s laying in a bowl of water, attempting to cool itself down. Through its disorientation and ramped-up metabolism, it attempts to eat its own tail.
The uploader of the video, though, is getting backlash from the YouTube community for his sarcastic comments and laughter during the course of the video. One YouTuber said, “Rob, please take this down, this animal is suffering and drawing it’s own blood. Do the right thing, a creature in pain is not worth the glamour of a video going viral”.
The uploader, Rob Mott, spoke up for himself: “After asking an employee to intervene and after getting a response of ‘Ohhh, not again! I just pulled him apart an hour ago’, I had done my duty and in my opinion was no longer my problem”.
Check out the video yourself and see if it was a cruel thing to film.