king cobra

  • Environment

    Banged up abroad – Sweden’s escaped cobra slips home

    A king cobra that escaped from his new home in a Swedish aquarium turned up back in his terrarium about a week after he made his daring midnight escape. Skansen Aquarium in Stockholm said in a Facebook post that the cobra, named Sir Vas, or Sir Hiss (before being clumsily rebranded “Houdini”) had returned of his own free will. The deadly…

  • Environment

    Stockholm’s fugitive king cobra found hiding in wall cavity

    While Thailand suffers a plague of serpents, driven out of their natural hiding places by recent flooding, a king cobra, broke out of a new enclosure in a Swedish zoo only days after it arrived. The frightened reptile was found early on Thursday morning, hiding only a few metres from its enclosure. The reptile escaped by squirming through a light…

  • Thailand

    VIDEO: King cobra slithers into closet in southern Thailand

    A terrified homeowner in Trang province, southern Thailand, woke up yesterday morning to find a 2.1 metre long king cobra taking a nap in his wardrobe. He locked the snake inside the closet and urgently called a rescue team for help. At 9am, a snake rescue foundation received a request for help from a villager in Palian district and deployed…

  • Thailand

    Delivery staff finds 3-metre king cobra inside parcel box in Isaan Thailand

    A 3-metre long king cobra – alive and likely agitated – was found in a package at a delivery company in Thailand’s Isaan region. Staff saw a cardboard box moving and could hear a hissing sound. They called a rescue team, who then opened the parcel and unzipped the black bag inside, releasing the long, venomous snake. The delivery company…

  • Thailand

    Thailand News Today | Omicron under control, Illegal border crossing, Thailand’s recovery | Dec 7

    The Thai PM is urging the public not to panic over the emergence of the Omicron Covid-19 variant in the kingdom. He says everyone should remain on their guard and the unvaccinated should get vaccinated as soon as possible. A surge in demand for foreign labor is making it difficult to control illegal border crossings since the lifting of restrictions…

  • Thailand

    Thailand deploys “King Cobra” unit at Myanmar border to monitor illegal crossings

    The lifting of restrictions on Covid-19 in Thailand, which culminated with its reopening on November 1, sparked a surge in demand for foreign labor, making it very difficult to control the illegal border crossings. To deal with it, Thailand’s “King Cobra” special unit team under the Surasee Taskforce is now actively searching for unauthorised migrants along its western border with…

  • South

    Thai woman’s bedtime routine rudely interrupted by giant King Cobra

    A 3-metre long King Cobra recently slithered into a 55 year old Thai woman’s bed in southeastern Thailand, giving her a not-so-fun surprise. The woman, Janhom Bamrungchai, says she was in the bathroom, when the snake made its move to enter her home and hide in her bed. She was shocked upon finding it and called emergency services to remove…

  • Thailand

    Trang villagers set up nets to catch snakes after 20 king cobras were spotted

    After 20 king cobras were spotted and reports of a person dying from a snakebite, locals at a village in Trang’s Banpho area set up nets along the roads to catch the snakes. The net idea hasn’t worked so far. The head of the provincial emergency response team, Chokechai Phraethanareung, says they look into other methods to catch the snakes,…

  • Events

    Chon Buri resident finds large king cobra in home

    A resident in the eastern Chon Buri province, is reeling after finding a 4 metre long king cobra inside his house in Bor Thong district. Rescue workers were called to scene, arriving to find the large snake hidden under storage boxes inside the home. They say what looked like a professional snake-handling team, helped them to catch the snake after…

  • Chon Buri

    12 year old Chon Buri girl finds king cobra in her home

    A 12 year old girl is safe after finding a king cobra in her home in the eastern province of Chon Buri. The unnamed girl told rescue workers that she was doing laundry at the back of her house in the Ban Bueang district. When she entered another room in the house, she discovered the king cobra and notified her…

  • South

    Man comes face to face with 5-metre king cobra while in bed

    A man in the southern province of Trang got a shock when he lay down for a nap and found he was being watched by a 5-metre king cobra staring at him from the ceiling. The man’s home is on a rubber farm, where cobras and other venomous snakes are often found. The local rescue team, who reportedly specialise in…

  • Krabi

    Four metre, 15 kilogram king cobra found in a Krabi village

    PHOTOS: Kapook.com On October 13, Krabi Pitak Pracha Foundation, a local volunteer rescue team, received a report requiring (probably screaming) for help from a house project security guard to help catch a ‘big snake’ that lived inside the drain of the village. Kapook reports that the rescue team arrived at the village where the security guard guided them to the…

  • North East

    King cobra pops up at Korat night market

    PHOTO: www.herpingthailand.com Villagers in Isaan, north-east Thailand, got a bit of a surprise when a king cobra, measuring 4½ metres in length and weighing 6 kilos, turned up at a market in Korat. Seeing the snake glide into the market area, residents contacted the local rescue team, who managed to successfully catch the intruder, who was curled up under one of…

  • Environment

    5 metre King Cobra interrupted lunching on a monitor lizard in Krabi

    Volunteer snake catchers from the Phitak Pracha rescue foundation were called to a house in Krabi. The owner of the Krabi house arrived home and heard her dogs barking. She went to investigate and found a five metre King Cobra making a meal out of a water monitor lizard. Anantaya Phonbamrungwong told Thai Rath that the tail of the water…

  • Krabi

    Thai and farang friend catch king cobra with bare hands in Krabi – VIDEO

    PHOTOS/VIDEO: Robrouw Krabi A foreign man has helped his Thai friend to catch a king cobra with their bare hands in Krabi today. The three metre king cobra was found near a refrigerator in a house in Mueang Krabi district. A foreign man and his Thai friend, who lives near the house, came to help where he helped to catch the…

  • South

    Three metre king cobra caught in Trang – VIDEO

    PHOTOS/VIDEO: Thai South News A three and a half metre king cobra has been caught in Trang, in southern Thailand. Thai South News reports that yesterday at 5pm rescue workers were notified that the king cobra had been found inside a toilet of a mosque in Palean, Trang. Rescue workers arrived at the scene to find the cobra hiding behind…

  • Phuket

    Two more king cobras caught in Kathu, Phuket – VIDEO

    PHOTOS: Pannakorn Pongpao/Kathu Rescue Foundation/Kusoldharm Rescue Foundation Two 3-5 five metre king cobras have been caught at a Burmese worker’s house in Kathu, close to where another of the large reptiles was caught last weekend. Read more about the first snake caught in and around the camp HERE. Kusoldharm Rescue workers were notified that a king cobra was discovered by a…

  • Krabi

    Injured three metre king cobra caught in Krabi

    PHOTOS: Krabi Pitak Pracha Foundation An injured three metre king cobra has been caught in Krabi today, the fourth king cobra caught in the past month in Krabi. Krabi Pitak Pracha rescue workers were notified that a snake was hiding inside a house in Krabi City. A rescue worker used a snake snare to catch the 3 metre reptile. The…

  • South

    Six metre king cobra caught by rescue workers in Trang – VIDEO

    VIDEO/PHOTOS: หน่วยกู้ภัยบรรเทาวังวิเศษ A 20 kilogram, 6 metres king cobra has been caught in Trang by rescue workers. 77 Kaoded news reports that Sikao Police in Trang were notified of the incident at a house at 4.45pm yesterday. Police decided it wasn’t quite in their work contract and contacted rescue workers who headed to the house. Sawai Kaewjuea, a rescue worker, led his…