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Published On: Fri, Feb 17th, 2017

Snake catcher picks King Cobra with bare hands

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AN incredible video shows the moment a man picks up one of the world’s most venomous snakes – with his bare hands.
This video clip taken by Atiwit Labyosthannasi was shot outside the central Thai province of Saraburi.

Villagers had spotted the snake and called upon the local snake catcher to attend and remove the reptile.

King cobra is a species of venomous snake endemic to Asia, and is found predominantly in and around forests.

It is the world’s longest venomous snake, and can grow to 5.5 metres in length.
The king cobra is a dangerous snake that has a fearsome reputation in its range, although it typically avoids confrontation with humans when possible.

In the video the snake’s loud “growling” hiss can be heard — a characteristic which is part of its attack mechanism.

In the clip the snake catcher can he heard asking his companion to “go to the head end” before comforting him by adding: “Don’t worry, these snakes are not as fast as smaller species”

After a long period of tiring the snake it was subdued and the catcher was able to place it in a special bag for transportation to a wildlife sanctuary.—Mirror Online

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