A post featuring an image of a huge snake inside a house is being shared on social media claiming that a huge snake entered a home while a woman is sitting at the door. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.
Claim: Image of huge snake that entered inside a house.
Fact: This image is originally a thumbnail image for a YouTube video where an alleged snake expert catches a snake when it entered a house. However, in the video, the size of the snake is not as big as shown in the video’s thumbnail. Though we couldn’t independently verify whether the video shows a real or scripted event, it is evident that the viral post shares a morphed image of snake. Hence the claim made in the post is MISLEADING.
The article shared in the post features the image of a big snake inside the house and talks about a viral video of snake entering the house. Reverse image search of this image led us to a YouTube video posted by ‘Bapi da Snake Expert’ on 20 December 2021 with the title “ Such a scene captured in CCTV camera, seeing this everyone got goosebumps”. The thumbnail of this YouTube video is being re-used as feature image for the article.
While the video does show the visuals of the snake entering the house while the woman is inside the house, the size of the snake is not as big as shown in the video’s thumbnail.
Though we couldn’t independently verify whether the video shows a real or scripted event, the thumbnail evidently carries a morphed image of the snake. Thus, the featured image of the article is morphed and a clickbait.
To sum it up, the article shares a morphed image of the snake inside the house.