- A man in Thailand found a 15-foot long King Cobra inside his car engine
- Snake catchers were called and snared the huge reptile
- The snake was released back into the wild
A man in Thailand was shocked to find a King Cobra, the world’s longest venomous snake, hiding under the hood of his car.
According to the Daily Star, 55-year-old Thaichai Kongnimit parked his blue Nissan sedan outside his house in Surat Thani province, Thailand, on Wednesday night, February 22. The following morning, as he was preparing to drive to market, he heard an alarmingly frightening hissing sound under the hood of his vehicle.
Thaichai, thinking there was a mechanical problem, opened the car bonnet and was shocked to find a very large King Cobra staring at him, its menacing hood spread and ready to strike.
“The cobra could have killed me. I opened the bonnet to look down into the engine and I was about 12 inches from its face,” he said.
The horrified Thaichai slammed shut the car’s hood and raced back to his house and called emergency services which immediately sent snake catchers.
It did not take long for the snake catchers to snare the King Cobra which measured 15 feet. It was later released back into the wild.