A Pattaya guesthouse owner was injured after being bitten by his pet python.
Sawang Boriboon medics responded to the Soi Made in Thailand Market inn owned by Surin Chan-in, 59, who was moaning in pain from the wound inflicted by the 3-meter-long gold python.
It had bit his hand and wrapped around his arm, causing more problems. It took several rescuers to pry open the snake’s mouth and pull it off him, then put it back in its cage.
Rescue workers were eventually able to free Surin Chan-in from the tight grasp of his giant reticulated python.
Surin said the snake has been his pet for more than three years and he feeds it with raw chicken every 15 days. Earlier that day Surin was feeding the snake, but for some reason it decided to attack him, biting his left hand and then wrapping its body around his entire arm. He struggled to get it off, so he had his wife to call for help.
Rescue workers performed first aid and he was taken to Banglamung Hospital for treatment.