Krabi homeowner shocked by 5-metre king cobra snake
If you were a giant king cobra snake, where would you live? The answer is apparently “anywhere you want.” A homeowner in Krabi got a major surprise when they discovered a five-metre-long king cobra relaxing at their house this week.
A team of snake handlers successfully caught the king cobra that was hiding under a chair in front of their home in Baan Nanai, Klong Tom Tai sub-district earlier this week. Rescue workers had alerted the team after being notified of the presence of the dangerous snake.
The snake-catching team arrived at the scene and quickly located the king cobra. They were able to catch the snake in just four minutes, thanks to their expertise in handling such reptiles. Despite the size of the king cobra, the team was able to subdue it safely.
According to the team, the king cobra was later released back into a nearby forest.
King cobras are known to be one of the deadliest snakes in the world, with their venom being strong enough to kill an elephant. They are also known for their aggressive behaviour when cornered or threatened, making them a serious danger to humans and other animals.
This isn’t the first time a king cobra has cropped up in Krabi. Last year, a volunteer from the Ao Nang rescue team caught a giant king cobra with his bare hands. The 4.5-metre, 10-kilogramme snake was reported by the residents after it slithered into a palm plantation.
Last month, a rare golden cobra slithered into a rubber plantation in Satun province in southern Thailand on Thursday. A man caught it with his bare hands but later got rid of it after learning how deadly it can be.
Also last month, in the eastern province of Rayong province, a Thai man from Phitsanulok was lucky to survive unscathed after sleeping in a tent all night with a venomous cobra.
Experts have attributed the increasing number of king cobra sightings worldwide to habitat loss, as their natural habitat is being destroyed by human activity. As a result, the snakes are being forced to move into residential areas in search of food and shelter.
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