Snake catcher wrangles king cobra at farang’s house in Krabi, Thailand (video)

A snake catcher makes wrangling a king cobra look like a piece of snake in a clip filmed at a farang’s house in Krabi, southern Thailand, last week.

A foreigner living in the Ao Nang area of Krabi walked outside to find a venomous 3.5-metre-long king cobra (ngoo jong ang) lying in the garden in front of his one-storey house. The snake is among the deadliest in the world.

The farang called Ao Nang Subdistrict Organisation Rescue Service whose snake catching team arrived in no time to swiftly remove the snake. Two snake catchers had the cobra in a sack within minutes of arriving.

Yesterday, 77Koaded posted a clip of the incident which happened on Friday, March 3, at a property in Ban Khlong Sai Khao Village No.6.

The snake catcher, 41 year old Sutee Naewhaad, casually grabs the cobra’s tail, prompting the snake to hoist itself up and flare its hood in a threatening manner.

Sutee calmly approaches the snake, looks into its eyes, and touches its head once before grabbing its neck. He traps the rest of its giant body between his legs.

Within moments, Sutee has the snake pinned to the ground, with another subdistrict volunteer holding down the cobra’s tail end. This clearly isn’t their first rodeo.

Once the snake’s under control, the cameraman gets up close to the king cobra, who opens its jaw and hisses for the camera.

The video ends there, but 77Koaded reported that the snake catchers put the cobra, weighing eight kilogrammes, into a sack and released it in the jungle, far away from the farang’s house.

The same snake catcher made Thaiger headlines in January last year when he impressed netizens by catching an even bigger king cobra with his bare hands in Krabi.

That time, the 4.5-metre-long, 10-kilogramme king cobra was a little more stubborn. It took Suthee 20 minutes to get the snake in the bag.

Sutee said that his line of work is “dangerous and no one should try to catch a snake without a professional.”

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Leah is a translator and news writer for the Thaiger. Leah studied East Asian Religions and Thai Studies at the University of Leeds and Chiang Mai University. Leah covers crime, politics, environment, human rights, entertainment, travel and culture in Thailand and southeast Asia.

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