A farmer was shocked to see two huge king cobras mating in his palm grove.
Nipon Saichon and his wife Jeerawan were walking through their land in Surat Thani, southern Thailand, when they noticed the snakes vigorously coiling round each other.
While they were calling for help, the neighbours crowded round to watch the spectacle.
Footage shows how the two snakes continued to entwine their bodies, oblivious to the prying eyes of the locals.
The couple later contacted the rescue team asking them to catch the king cobras but shortly after they arrived the snakes split and slithered away.
With the help of the more than 50 villagers, who were all afraid that the reptiles could strike later, the team searched the area before they were caught an hour later.
One of the volunteers, a man from Denmark, then released the snakes into a nearby pond last Monday (February 10).
Nipon, the palm grove, owner said he never saw the king cobra mating before and felt nervous having the deadly serpents on his land.
He said: "I was patrolling the grove with my wife when I heard strange noises from the field. We followed the sound origin and saw the two snakes mating.
"We looked at them mating while the locals started to gather around to witness the rare event but they did not appear to care.
"They did not show ferocity throughout their activity but I felt it would be dangerous if I let them stay in the grove so I called the rescue team.