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  • Thailand News

    Tee-time terror: Golf day takes a swing with surprise appearance of giant king cobra

    In the Ban Bueng district of Chon Buri, a typical day of golfing transformed into a scene straight out of a wildlife documentary when an enormous king cobra raised its scary head. The beastly serpent, sprawled across the green, caused a stir among golfers, who promptly vacated the area in all directions. Upon receiving the distress signal, volunteer rescuers from…

  • Central Thailand News

    UPDATE: Man lost in wilderness found after king cobra encounter

    In an update to a story earlier today, an elderly man lost in the Khao Sanam Priang Wildlife Sanctuary in Kamphaeng Phet province has been found alive. He had been foraging with a friend and the duo were in search of wild mushrooms and other forest yields. However, their day took an unexpected turn when Phorn lost his way and encountered a king…

  • Pattaya News

    King cobra’s kiss: Thai woman’s unexpected encounter with venomous bite in Pattaya

    The venomous fangs of a king cobra snake made their mark on a Thai woman in the hushed locales of Pattaya‘s Soi Thung Klom Tan Man 22. The 52 year old Thai woman was understandably shocked to find herself on the biting end of a venomous snake. The woman on the receiving end of the serpent’s kiss, Lampoo Kaeprathop, revealed…

  • World News

    Venomous love: Indian woman’s poisonous plot claims boyfriend’s life with cobra twist

    An Indian woman allegedly orchestrated the murder of her boyfriend by adding poison to his beer before using a venomous cobra snake to finish him off in northern India. Mahi Arya reportedly yearned for a new life with her new love interest but she needed her boyfriend out of the way. To make this dream come true, the Indian woman…

  • Thailand News

    Legendary Thai king cobra performer retires after decades of venomous shows

    A 62 year old man known as the King of King Cobra in Thailand announced his retirement from a 28-year career in snake exhibitions, most notably kissing the venomous cobra, a stunt which won him Guinness World Records. His decision came after his wife expressed her worry for his safety, given the risk of severe neurotoxicity if bitten, especially at…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Palang Pracharath MP candidate’s king cobra stunt hisses off Thailand’s Election Committee

    Thailand’s Election Committee (EC) swiftly removed a Palang Pracharath Party (PPP) MP candidate from Khon Kaen Community Hall in northeast Thailand when he paraded around the busy hall with a deadly venomous king cobra around his neck during a registration event yesterday. At 8.30am, MP candidates from all 11 political parties, from the 11 districts of Khon Kaen province, travelled to…

  • Thailand News

    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.…

  • Krabi News

    Krabi homeowner shocked by 5-metre king cobra snake

    If you were a giant king cobra snake, where would you live? The answer is apparently “anywhere you want.” A homeowner in Krabi got a major surprise when they discovered a five-metre-long king cobra relaxing at their house this week. A team of snake handlers successfully caught the king cobra that was hiding under a chair in front of their…

  • Environment News

    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 News

    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 News

    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 News

    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 video news

    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 News

    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 Thailand News

    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 News

    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…

  • Pattaya News

    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 Thailand News

    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 News

    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…

  • Northern Thailand News

    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 News

    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 News

    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 Thailand News

    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 News

    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 News

    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 Thailand News

    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…