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Five metre king cobra caught in Trang – VIDEO

By The Thaiger

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Trang DDPM (Kantang) / Rak Trang News / Maetee Mueangkaew

 

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A five metre king cobra has been caught in Trang, in southern Thailand, yesterday.

 

74 year old Amphon Srisombat, a resident at a house in Kantang district, Trang, called staff at the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation to explain that the king cobra was inside her house.

 

A DDPM crew took a short time to catch the king cobra saying that it wasn’t ‘fierce’ and was easily caught. The king cobra weighed about 10 kilograms. The cobra will be released back to a forest away from suburban areas.

 

Full story: https://thethaiger.com/news/south/five-metre-king-cobra-caught-in-trang-video

 

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28 minutes ago, jmd8800 said:

As the cat in the picture breaths a sigh of relief.......

Exactly.. otherwise it was about to become the snake's meal 😁😂🤔

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From the National Geographic article:

"King cobras can reach 18 feet in length, making them the longest of all venomous snakes" ... thus making the 'Trang King Cobra' (almost) a world record breaker. 

 

"They emit a bone-chilling hiss that sounds almost like a growling dog"

Good Grief!!!

 

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/reptiles/k/king-cobra/

The link contains a great National Geographic video - alas too short.

 

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7 minutes ago, phantomfiddler said:

I could be wrong, in fact I usually am, but I once heard that King Cobras only eat other snakes 🙂

 

I believe you are correct this time though, grab yourself a cookie 🤣😂

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52 minutes ago, phantomfiddler said:

I could be wrong, in fact I usually am, but I once heard that King Cobras only eat other snakes 🙂

Umm ..., casll me stupid ..., lots of people do haha ... but I wouldn't want to test that theory 🤪

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The King Cobra will not eat you but if provoked it will strike and you better get to a good Hospital that has anti-venom as quick as you can.

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7 hours ago, oldrunner said:

The King Cobra will not eat you but if provoked it will strike and you better get to a good Hospital that has anti-venom as quick as you can.

Sounds just like my missus............:whistling:

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i know snakes are a part of biodiversity, but i can't help it, as for me, a good snake is a dead snake.

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3 hours ago, phantomfiddler said:

I could be wrong, in fact I usually am, but I once heard that King Cobras only eat other snakes 🙂

I too could be wrong but you might be confused with the King snake, a non-venomous snake, native to N. America, that predates on other snakes, mostly rattle-snakes.

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3 hours ago, phantomfiddler said:

I could be wrong, in fact I usually am, but I once heard that King Cobras only eat other snakes 🙂

They mainly eat other snakes. They do eat other reptiles and mammals occasionally.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_cobra

 

 

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5 hours ago, phantomfiddler said:
11 hours ago, jmd8800 said:

As the cat in the picture breaths a sigh of relief.......

I could be wrong, in fact I usually am, but I once heard that King Cobras only eat other snakes 🙂

 

Cats don't know that.

 

Sure hope the guy on the far right ate his Wheaties this morning...  Yanks will get the reference.

 

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