For those who are used to seeing a baby surrounded by soft toys in a cot, this video should come as somewhat of a shock.
This tot in India sleeps soundly in the centre of four cobras which are ‘protecting’ the child.
The video has caused an outcry online after being posted on YouTube.
The snakes move stiffly, their hoods flared as they surround the child who naps in the sun.
Some YouTube users have pointed out that cobras’ fangs are often removed in India by snake charmers and are speculating that this could be the case here.