Python found hiding under child's bed after killing family cat
This is the terrifying moment a mother found a 10ft long python hiding under her son’s bed - after it killed the family cat.
Thanapoom Lekyen, 42, said the serpent slithered into the home through a window last Thursday night in Chaochoengsao, Thailand.
She found the dead kitten outside below the window ledge - then ran from the room in terror when she saw shiny scales under the mattress.
Miraculously, her son Nong, 13, who normally sleeps in the room had fallen asleep in her bedroom the evening before - narrowly avoiding being eaten by the snake.
Hair-raising footage shows rescuers arrive and carefully capture the angry snake which puts up a fight - biting the animal handler.
Relieved Thanapoom said: ‘’I woke up in the morning and saw the dead cat outside with bite marks on it. Then I knew there was a problem and I shivered and my stomach was feeling sick. I was scared.
‘’I looked in my son’s bedroom and screamed when I saw something moving under the bed.
‘’I think about what might have happened and cry. My son was very lucky because he did not sleep in the room that night.
''There must have been some guardian angel watching over him. He fell asleep with me and I decided to let him stay in that room instead of go to his normal room.
‘’The snake came in through his window. If he was sleeping in the bed, he’s only small and it could have killed him.’'
Nattapon Boonmee from the Chachoengsao Voluntary Rescue arrived on Saturday morning at 7.30am and spent 15 minutes using a pole and lasso to catch the snake.
The serpent even bit his hand with it’s razor sharp fangs as he battled to subdue it outside the room.
He said: ‘’The snake was average size but very, very aggressive. My hand was bleeding from where it bit me just a little bit.
‘’A more powerful bite would be very, very dangerous.’’
Rescuers eventually put the snake inside a canvas bag and released it back into the wild unharmed.