Men rescue cobra from fishing net

PHUKET: Ruam Jai Foundation rescue workers carefully untangled a two-meter-long cobra from a discarded fishing net in Chalong this morning.

“A Myanmar worker found the cobra ensnared in the net near the bathroom of the worker camp on Soi Palai,” said Sayan Thammapan, Ruam Jai Rescue Foundation team leader. “He was on the way to the bathroom when he stumbled onto the snake.”

The Myanmar national patiently waited for rescue workers to arrive after discovering the reptile.

“It was easy enough for us to catch the snake and free it from the netting,” said Mr Sayan.

The cobra was released at Nakkerd Hill in Chalong.

“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,” Kusoldharm Foundation rescue worker Sakun Naepnean said after catching a man-sized cobra behind Thalang Hospital last Wednesday (story here).

Anyone who encounters a snake is advised not to confront or disturb the animal, but to contact the Ruam Jai Foundation at 076-283 346 or the Kusoldharm Foundation at 076-246 216 or 076-211 706. It is recommended that the caller be able to speak some Thai.

— Kritsada Mueanhawong

Phuket News

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