Fearless man pats king cobra on head like a pet dog

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This is the shocking moment a fearless man patted his king cobra on the head like a pet dog in Thailand.

Footage shows the pet owner slowly approaching the reptile with bare hands before caressing its scaly head in Bangkok on February 25.

Familiar with its pet parent presence, the snake did not identify the man as a threat. It slowly moved its head back and forth before allowing the man’s hand to pull out the remaining shredded skin.

Reptile enthusiast Christopher Shannon said: ‘I have more than ten snakes kept captive in my home to care for including a Blue Viper.’