Chilling moment escaped snake slithers into sleeping paramedic's bed in Thailand
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This is the terrifying moment a deadly snake escaped from its cage and slithered into a sleeping paramedic's bed.
The banded krait had been caught at a nearby home before being taken to the rescue centre in Phitsanulok, northern Thailand, on October 17.
Officers held the snake overnight in a cage and planned to release it several miles away the next morning.
However, the reptile broke free and slithered over the tiled floor before moving onto the mattress of one of the staff.
It went under the bed sheets before the rescuer felt something tickling his backside, woke up and jumped off his mat.
His colleague sleeping on the other side heard him yell and rushed over to help.
They turned on the light and used a catching rod to capture the snake again before placing it in a more secure bag.
No one was harmed by the snake, which was released immediately into the woods later that morning before it had a chance to escape again.