King cobra caught by local residents in Ban Bueng

PHOTOS: Jack Teewareecharoen

Ban Bueng –

A three -meter-long king cobra was caught by a local resident at a house in the Ban Bueng district yesterday.

Rescue workers were notified of the king cobra at a house in the Klong Giw sub-district village yesterday afternoon, April 21st, 2021.

The rescue workers arrived at the house to find the king cobra had been captured inside a large jar outside the house in question.

PHOTOS: Jack Teewareecharoen

The king cobra had also been slightly injured and was bleeding but workers said it was not life threatening. Rescue workers carefully removed the king cobra from the jar and found it was more than three meters long.

PHOTOS: Jack Teewareecharoen

Mr. Thongterm Sarasiri, 40, told associated Thai press, “I found the king cobra resting inside my house. I used a robe to capture it before putting it inside a jar while waiting for rescue workers to take it back to a nearby forest.”

Ban Bueng police stated the cobra, although very slightly injured, would survive the incident and be released to a rural forest away from the house.


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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 three years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also 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.