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.
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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