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Hunters snare two of 20 cobras in village

Two of the 20 or so cobras that have killed one villager and many small animals in Ban Khok Kho in Trang’s Muang district were captured by a special team on Wednesday

The two snakes were caught after the team spent more than a day combing 2-rai of forested land.

Team leader Prangmat Charoenwai, 36, was the first to capture an 80-centimetre-long cobra but ended up in hospital with a bad bite.

Other officials then spent 10 to 15 minutes trying to snare a 4-metre-long king cobra, which had wounds on its neck, body and tail. They treated the snake’s wounds before putting it in a bag, to applause from some 100 villagers watching the operation.


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