A 52-year-old Thai woman was bitten by a massive snake while descending from her home in Pattaya’s Soi Thung Klom Tan Man 22. The venomous culprit is still nowhere to be found.
A local woman named Mrs. Lampoo Kaeprathop was found by Sawang Boriboon rescuers on August 6th, experiencing symptoms of numbness and dizziness.
The woman, who had a clear snake bite mark on her right ankle, recounted that while she was walking down from her house, located in a relatively secluded area within a forest to prepare a meal for her husband, she suddenly felt a bite on her ankle.
Upon turning around, Lampoo was shocked to see a large snake, which she thought was a king cobra, slithering away. After regaining composure, the woman managed to call for help from her neighbors, who subsequently notified the rescue services.
The Pattaya News interviewed Boy, a neighbour who resided nearby and came to the woman’s aide. He said that he once spotted a pair of king cobras residing in this forested area. However, with the bamboo grove recently cut down, they might have relocated, now unfortunately choosing to hide at the victim’s house.
The victim was transferred to a local hospital for necessary medical care. The snake that bit her is still on the loose although snake catchers have been searching the area for the culprit. TPN notes that it was not proven that the snake that bit her was a king cobra and the woman survived the bite without major complications, which makes it unlikely, although not impossible.