One of the most venomous snakes in the world, the Russell’s viper gave birth to 35 snakelets in a Coimbatore village. A resident of Kovilmedu found the snake in his bathroom and called a snake catcher to rescue her. Once caught and placed in a gunny bag, the snake catcher realised that she was in the process of giving birth and kept the bag under a tree. After almost two hours, she gave birth to 35 snakelets and were released in the forest of Sathyamangalam in Erode district. The baby snakes are considered to be very venomous immediately after birth.