India's Western Ghats near Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary. Our vehicle came upon this spectacled cobra that had been hit by a car and we pulled over upon seeing it was still moving.
As we approached the dying animal, a woman who had been carrying firewood along the road appeared with a small jar and gently poured cool water over the snake's writhing body while whispering things in Kannada that I could not understand.
Within minutes a small crowd of villagers appeared and began discussing who would contact a priest to offer the animal last rites so that it could die in peace.
The degree of respect and reverence shown this snake was so profound and so unlike anything I've seen in my home country or anywhere else I've traveled that it moved me nearly to tears, and continues to do so as I type these words.

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