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Phuket local finds cobra curled up in bathroom sink



PHUKET: A Phuket villager was shocked to find a cobra curled up in his bathroom sink when he went to hang up his underwear to dry last night.

The startled man called Ruamjai Rescue Foundation workers to the scene to have the reptile removed.

“The home owner said that he had gone into the bathroom to hang up his clothes to dry when he found the cobra in the sink,” said Sayan Samphan, secretary of the Ruamjai Rescue Foundation.

Rescue workers rushed to the house in Soi Klumyang, near the PTT gas station in Chalong, about 500 meters away from Chao Fa West Road.

“Our staff took a few minutes to safely bag and remove the cobra. Fortunately, no one was injured during the incident,” said Mr Sayan.

Mr Sayan urged all Phuket residents to avoid removing any snakes from their homes without help from trained professionals.

“It is the rainy season, and snakes will often go into homes to find a dry place to stay. Please do not deal with any such situation on your own, unless you have been trained in catching snakes,” he said.

“If you need help, please call us. We are available around the clock.”

The cobra was later released at an undisclosed jungle location.

The Ruamjai Rescue Foundation can be reached at 076-283346. The foundation covers incidents in Chalong, Kata, Karon and Rawai. It is recommended that the caller be able to speak Thai.

For assistance in Phuket Town, Thalang, Patong and Kamala, call the Kusoldharm Foundation at 076-246301. Staff are available 24 hours a day. It is also recommended that the caller be able to speak Thai.

— Chutharat Plerin


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