Reckless performer taunts and 'kisses' hissing king cobras

This performer risked his life by playing with – and appearing to kiss – a group of venomous king cobras.

Footage captured on October 17 at a snake farm in Bangkok, Thailand, shows the performer goading the snakes before kneeling down to kiss their heads.

Spectators of the performance gasp at the man's dangerous stunts.

The snakes even lash out at the man but he dodges their attacks.