A story about a postman that helped chase a cobra away shared by the Thai Post Office Facebook Page went viral on the internet. The incident started when the postman came to deliver a parcel for the homeowner, as usual, only this time the customer couldn’t come out to sign for the delivery.
This incident took place on the 2nd of this month when Somsak Sangjam a local postman in Lopburi province went on his usual route to deliver the letters and parcels to customers. When Somsak arrived at the customer’s home in this story he heard someone shouting to him from inside the house.
“Don’t come in, there’s a snake in front of the door” the owner shouted to Somsak. The shoe closet was placed near the front door. When he slowly looked inside the shoe closet he discovered a full-grown snake slithering through, Somsak looked closer and discovered that it was, in fact, a cobra.
Instead of running away, Somsak decided to pick up the broomstick placed near the entrance. Together he worked with an official from the district and chased the cobra to a pond located at the back of the village. Netizens applause Somsak’s action and joked that a postman’s full-time job is delivering letters and parcels but the side-job is chasing snakes for the homeowners.
Somsak stated “The customer could not come out of the house because there was a snake in front of the door, she shouted at me to not come in or else the snake might bite me, I looked and saw a cobra slithering in front of the door, an official came from the district and together we chased the snake away to a safe place away from people at the river”.
The owner of the house in this incident also came out and commented on the post saying “I don’t care what people say, but the postman helped chase out a snake from my house yesterday” along with posting a picture of Somsak holding a broom near where the snake was hiding.