A 20kg, five-metre king cobra has been caught by a rescue worker with his bare hands in Krabi.
Ao Nang rescue workers were notified that a king cobra was hiding near a house in Krabi City.
It took about 10 minutes for rescue workers to find, the snake.
Sutee Naewhart, 37, who found the cobra, pulled it from its hiding place by its tail.
At first it shook off Sutee and tried to get away but within 20 minutes he had the snake under control. Sutee said: “It not difficult to catch a snake with your bare hands but you need to think about safety first. I didn’t want to hurt it with a snake snare. I have had lots of practice catching snakes. With no experience you can die by snake bite.”
A 20kg, six-metre king cobra was caught in Trang by rescue workers the day before.