Snake-catcher pulls deadly king cobra from motor scooter

This is the moment a snake rescuer pulled a venomous king cobra from a motor scooter in northern India.

Jay Krishna Nayak was about to start up his vehicle on Wednesday (June 5) when he spotted the deadly reptile hidden beneath the seat.

Nayak threw the scooter to the ground and ran into his home in Baripada in the state of Odisha where he called a snake-catcher.

The expert arrived, quickly assessed the situation and managed to pull the cobra from the bike safely and release it in its natural habitat.

King cobras are the world's longest venomous snake.