Man-sized cobra rises to washing occasion

PHUKET: A woman found herself face to face with a man-sized cobra when she went to hang up laundry at her house in Phuket Wednesday afternoon.

The shocked homeowner living at Pruksa Ville, behind Thalang Hospital, safely fled the scene.

“She called us for help,” said Kusoldharm Foundation rescue worker Sakun Naepnean. “It was a big cobra, maybe with the girth of an adult’s wrist and weighing three kilograms. However, we were able to efficiently bag it.”

The snake was later released at the Khao Phra Thaeo Wildlife Sanctuary in Thalang.

“I would like everyone to be careful when it comes to snakes in Phuket, especially if you live in a house near jungle or unkempt properties,” Mr Sakun said. “Make sure you close windows and doors properly before leaving your house. Also, never leave your children alone, as dangerous animals, such as cobras, are common in the wild here.”

Earlier this month, Kusoldharm Foundation rescue workers captured a 20 kilogram monitor lizard at a house in Phuket (video report here).

The Kusoldharm Foundation can be reached 24 hours a day at 076-246 301.

— Kongleaphy Keam

Phuket News

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