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A terrified homeowner in Trang province, southern Thailand, woke up yesterday morning to find a 2.1 metre long king cobra taking a nap in his wardrobe. He locked the snake inside the closet and urgently called a rescue team for help. At 9am, a snake rescue foundation received a request for help from a villager in Palian district and deployed snake catchers, armed with equipment, to the scene. Three snake catchers gingerly opened the wardrobe and apprehended the snake before holding it up like a trophy for the cameras. The snake catchers put the venomous king cobra (ngoo jong ang) […]

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Then, they explained that king cobras are an important and protected species in Thailand, and killing one or keeping one as a pet is punishable by no more than ten years and a fine of no more than one million baht, or both.

I am all for protecting animals, but isn't the max. 10 years and a fine of up to 1 million baht a bit out of proportion, to, lets say, fines for dangerously driving a car without regard for the safety of others' lives? I mean, are king cobras so much more worth?

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