Four meter King Cobra rescued from Thailand sewer

Authorities in Thailand captured a four-metre-long adult king cobra from a popular tourist district Krabi on Sunday.

The rescuers from the Krabi Pitakpracha Foundation fought for over an one hour to capture the cobra. The giant snake was found near a shopping area.

The rescuers said they entered a sewer longer than 30 metres and had a difficult time capturing the snake.

The snake weighed about 15 kilograms was safely captured and relocated to a forest reserve.

King cobras are large venomous snakes and are considered vulnerable in the List of Threatened Species.