King cobra caught in Ban Bueng

PHOTO: Seenlatham Samakom Baan Bueng

Ban Bueng, Chonburi –

A three -meter-long king cobra was caught at a house in Ban Bueng district yesterday, causing alarm for local residents.

Rescue workers were notified of the king cobra at a house in the Nongnam Kheaw village, in the Klong Giw sub-district yesterday (March 18th).

They arrived at the house to find the king cobra was hidden inside the home.

Their ‘professional snake handling team’ took half an hour to catch the king cobra. It was more than three meters long.

PHOTO: Seenlatham Samakom Baan Bueng

Mr. Suthep Santasiri, 56, told the local media, “My nephew told me there was a snake inside the house. At first I thought it was a python as he said its color was yellow. This wasn’t an issue for me as I have dealt with many pythons before.”

“When I came back to the house I saw it was a large king cobra. I thought the king cobra usually lives in the southern part of Thailand and had never seen one here.” Suthep stated.

The Pattaya News notes that contrary to belief king cobras are widespread all across Thailand.

The king cobra will be released back to a local forest, according to the snake-catching team.

Story by The Pattaya News

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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.