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7 Krabi King cobras reported in one day – 5 captured and released

Tanutam Thawan

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The Ao Luek Rescue Team in Krabi received a report last night (February 20) at 8.30 pm from 23 year old Nutchanart Bangyabyeo, saying that she found a 4 metre king cobra under the dish washing sink.

The team put a snake catcher under the sink and the cobra showed up after 5 minutes. The team tried to capture it up but it took about 10 minutes to take it out of the sink and secure it. That snake has been released back to the forest. The team believe that the cobra might have been chasing a rat which escaped into the house and the cobra followed inside.

“In the same day, we have captured another king cobra which was of similar size, hidden in a pile of plant pots at a plant shop. In this case it took about 20 minutes to capture the reptile,” said a rescue team member, Pornthip Paklao.

“Later that day, we received yet another report about 5 king cobras and we managed to capture 3 of them. During the dry season, we found many cases of king cobra and cobra hunting in the city because they run out of natural food in their natural environment.”

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