A Chinese tourist was rushed to hospital for stitches after a reticulated python latched onto her nose at an animal park in Phuket.
Video footage circulating on the internet shows the non-venomous snake strike the woman as she leans in to ‘kiss’ the reptile in the arms of a handler. The woman was released from hospital shortly after receiving stitches. Phuket tourist police have warned tourists of the risks of attending ‘cowboy’ animal parks in Thailand.
In another recent incident, a Chinese female tourist had her leg bitten by a crocodile while taking a close-range photograph at Chiang Mai Crocodile Park.
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