A video of two men in Malaysia taking a huge python on their motorbike to be handed over to the forest department has taken the internet by storm.

The python, reported to be over 440 pounds, was found in a rubber plantation in Kuala Krai. The two men were worried about the safety of residents, and decided to rescue the reptile and hand it over to the forest department.

"They were worried that the large python could threaten the safety of the residents. Following that, the python was then caught and taken on the motorcycle to be handed over to PERHILITAN(Department of Wildlife and National Parks of Peninsular Malaysia)," Datuk Abdul Kadir Abu Hashim, the Director-General of PERHILITAN, said, World of Buzz reported.

He added after rescuing the snake, the men contacted the wildlife staff "to inform them of the delivery of the wild reptile." The snake was safely handed over to the officials.

"The batik python was then handed over to PERHILITAN at 2 p.m. on Sunday, before being placed temporarily in a Kuala Krai PERHILITAN cage," Hashim said, adding nobody, including the reptile, was injured in the incident.

On Tuesday, the video of the two men taking the reptile on a joyride was shared on Facebook. In the clip, the python can be seen wrapped around the rider’s waist as the man smiles at the camera and shows a thumbs up.

The video has since gone viral on social media. While some people called the two men "brave," others pointed out that the reptile "looked helpless."

Pythons are nonvenomous snakes largely found Asia, Africa and Australia. The reticulated python can grow over 30 feet (9 meters) in length, while the anthill python, which are the smallest species of pythons, grow up to 24 inches.

Last month, a video of a man screaming after finding a snake entangled around the handle of his motorbike went viral. The video showed the biker riding the motorbike when he notices the green snake on the handle. He immediately stops the bike and gets down from the vehicle. The clip was shared with the caption, "a snake came out of nowhere."

python Pictured is a Sri Lankan snake charmer with a python in Colombo on March 1, 2018. Photo: Ishara S. Kodikara/AFP/Getty Images