A woman climbed on top of a dining room chair to escape a snake that slithered into her house in central Thailand.
Homeowner Aorathai Vilailak was walking into the kitchen when she passed by the reptile at home in Chonburi province on December 27.
Aorathai said she noticed that the animal was actually a snake when she already walked past it so she suddenly panicked.
She said: ‘I had just woken up from an afternoon nap. At first I thought it was just a rope but then it started to move. We had left the door open to allow our pet cat back into the house, but something else entered the house instead.’
The rat snake was later released to the wild by community guards who arrived to assist the woman.