PHUKET: A foreign tourist staying at at hotel in Bang Tao on Tuesday night had an uninvited visitor enter his room: a two-meter long king cobra.
Thanakorn Puyati, 29, a security guard at Bangtao Beach Gardens, was called to the scene, and quickly summoned Kusoldharm rescue workers.
“We rushed to the hotel and found a frightened foreigner and his Thai girlfriend waiting for us in their room,” said a rescue worker.
“The guest told us that he opened the sliding glass doors, then sat on the bed to enjoy the view,” he said.
The man called security when he saw the snake slither into the room, but by the time security arrived, the cobra had positioned itself behind the toilet in the bathroom.
“It took us two hours to coax it out,” the rescue worker said.
Once caught, the cobra was released at Khao Phra Thaeo National Park.