King Cobra caught in car repair shop

This is the moment terrified mechanics found a King Cobra in the workshop.

The deadly reptile slithered into a rack of tyres and camouflaged its black scales against the dark rubber on February 21.

Staff at the facility in Nonthaburi, Thailand, noticed the snake's tail moving and called over the manager, who faced the unenviable task of catching the cobra with a long metal rod with a rope tied around the end.

Footage shows how the reptile was dragged out into the main repair area of the garage as terrified staff kept their distance.

''It was very big and very angry,'' said mechanic Jason Fox. '

'It could have been me picking up a tire while it was hiding in there.'' The king cobra - with its distinctive hood - was released back into a nearby wasteland.