Twelve deadly snakes were caught living in the a family’s home where they were sheltering from the heat.
Three king cobras, eight monacled cobras, and a reticulated python were found in Surat Thani, southern Thailand.
Frightened villagers called the rescue service after the snakes were seen coiled up in a water tank, the restroom, the bedroom, and the chicken coop.
One villager, Nung Kukrit, said that snakes appeared frequently around the neighbourhood as it was surrounded by the woods. But this was the first time the reptiles had invaded a home.
Nung said: ”We saw snakes around here a lot but we were shocked to see a lot of them come and stay inside a house.”
Five rescuers spent all afternoon the home in the Prasong village before theyeventually caught all venomous snakes and put them in bags.
The wild serpents were large and healthy – with the king cobras estimated to be 15ft long, while the cobras and the python were about 7ft to 9ft long.
Prasert Munmhai, the chief of the Siam Ruam Jai Salvation, said that snakes had moved to the wet human residence to keep themselves hydrated while temperatures outside soared past 35C.
He said: ”Many sources of water in the wild became dry because of the hot weather. So, the snakes moved out of the forest and stayed in the wet bathroom, the air-conditioned bedroom, and the humid water jar and chicken coop as they were perfect places for them.”
A dozen snakes were released back into the wild near the river in the evening.
The Danish snake expert, Erik Madson, seen in the video said that there were likely to be more snakes in the village.
He said: ”This place was once a jungle where snakes and other reptiles used to live, so it was possible to find more of them. But if you find snakes, it’s best not to hit them and immediately report them to the rescue or the police in the area.”