A snake rescuer in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu was in for a surprise when a Russell’s viper he rescued from a bathroom gave birth to young ones, The Indian Express reported.

Snake rescuer Murali caught the viper and put it in a gunny bag to release it into the forest, and put the bag under a tree after he realised that the snake could be giving birth. Two hours later, he found 35 newborn snakes in the bag, the report added.