A rescue worker caught a deadly cobra by hand after freeing it from a mouse trap in southern Thailand.
The reptile was discovered hissing behind a coffee shop near a fuel station in Nakhon Si Thammarat province on 25 December.
A specialist team managed to grab the snake by hand as it slithered across a pavement.
Rescue worker Surasit Ratcharak said: “Coffee shop staff heard the snake hissing so they followed the sound and found a cobra stuck in a mouse trap.”
“I believe it was trying to catch a mouse but became stuck.”
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