Last Tuesday morning we were sitting on our veranda drinking tea and enjoying the spectacular view when our seven dogs discovered a 2 meter cobra lurking near where we were sitting. The dogs surrounded the cobra and hassled it and attacked it by biting the tail end initially and flicking it vigorously (not a time to be standing too close … otherwise you end up with a cobra neck scarf!)
When the dogs had disabled it somewhat, Andrew took the 7 foot solid bamboo pole, we keep especially for these occasions, and bashed the snake a few times and the dogs finished it off.
It was an amazing spectacle to witness, although completely deadly and dangerous. We have a German friend staying at the moment, Uwe, and he took the pictures with his Olympus Digital camera with 8x optical zoom. I am sending a few examples and hope everyone enjoys seeing them. We live at the bottom of the mountain outside Chaloklum and we had seven cobras near the house last year … all discovered by the dogs. This year only two … so far! AMAZING THAILAND!
Please check out the picture gallery Cobra Snake Chaloklum Koh Phangan Island