Cobra ends up in the cooking pot
PHUKET: A 2.5-metre long king cobra snake made a surprise appearance in Chalong earlier this month, but ended up dying a brutal death and being made into snake soup.
Friday 25 May 2012, 10:55AM
Local residents said the snake was caught in Soi Yodsanae, the street on the way to the Big Buddha statue. It was spotted in front of a row of houses, attracting a large crowd who came to watch.
As a snake catcher failed to return calls, a local construction worker grabbed a long bamboo pole, made a slip knot and expertly caught the snake.
The unfortunate serpent met a tragic end when workers then smashed its head with another bamboo pole and turned it into snake tom yam.
The king cobra is the world’s longest venomous snake. This species is capable of delivering a fatal bite, and victims need a large amount of anti-venom in order to survive.