Man finds 3.5-foot cobra inside cupboard

An APM personnel holds the cobra he caught from the house.

MIRI: A 27-year-old man got the shock of his life when he found a three-and-a-half foot long cobra in a cupboard inside his house at Mile 8 ½ Miri-Bintulu road yesterday morning.

The man who lives alone in the house had gone to check the cupboard after he heard noises, which he thought was a mouse at 9.12am, and was surprised to see a cobra in the lowest drawer, trying to catch a mouse.

He immediately informed the Civil Defence Force (APM) here, which despatched its Delta squad comprising three personnel led by Corporal (PA) Andan Ngidang to the scene.

They arrived at 9.56am, inspected the house, and found the cobra inside the cupboard.

The reptile was captured and removed from the house after about half an hour later, with no report of any untoward incident.

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