Bizarre moment pet snakes take part in beauty contest in Thailand

There were slippery scenes as these snakes competed in a beauty pageant-style event to find the most attractive serpent.

Snake lovers and breeders showed off their exotic pets at Thailand’s Giant Snake Award 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand on June 2.

The competition was one of the highlights of the Pet Expo Thailand 2019 which was held at the Bitec building in the Bangna district of the capital this year.

The snakes were categorised by species before they were scored by ten snake experts based on individual health, shape, size, behaviour, and colour.

After the judges picked the winners from each category, the six best snakes faced off for 'The Best in Show' prize, which was the biggest award of the competition.

The overall winner was an albino reticulated python named ‘The Sun’. It was considered to be the most attractive snake and could be worth more than 100,000 baht (2,500GBP).

The owner of The Sun said: ''He's not for sale. I've had him since he was born and he's the most beautiful snake I've ever had. He is very relaxed and friendly.''