Footage has emerged of the incredible moment a plucky 12-year-old boy touched one of the world’s most venomous snakes on its head.
Miller Wilson, from Queensland, stumbled across two deadly king cobras during his travels as he embarked on a journey to find wildlife animals in Western Bali.
The fearless boy was trekking through the wild in search of the deadly species – accompanied by the Bali Reptile Rescue team – when he spotted one of the snakes coiled up inside a dirt cave.
‘We went out to search for king cobras and after hours of searching, we spotted one well over two metres long,’ Miller said in the YouTube video.
Showing no signs of fear, young Miller then proceeded to pick up the two metre reptile from its natural habitat by using a long stick to cradle the snake out into the open.
‘We’re out in west Bali and there’s a story from a few days ago – a king cobra bit a cow and the cow died,’ Miller claims.
‘So We actually went looking for the king cobra and we’re not 100 per cent sure if this is the one.
Miller can be seen gripping onto the deadly reptile by its tail as it wraps itself around his hand.
‘You can hear she’s like puffing her lungs up, which is actually a bit of a hissing noise. It’s not hissing, it just means “hey, back off” so we’re just gonna probably leave her be.’
In another piece of footage, Miller calmly places his hand on the cobra’s head, claiming the bold move was something he had always wanted to attempt.
‘Now the one thing I’ve always wanted to do with cobras is actually touch them on the head just like that with your hand,’ he said.
‘But seeing this one was wild and extremely angry, I didn’t know I could actually do it so after asking some locals, they said it should be ok so here’s how that went down.’
Surrounded my members from the Bali Reptile team, Miller stands in front of the snake as he gently places his hand on its head for nearly 10 seconds.
The following day, the group managed to relocate a larger cobra in ‘someone’s backyard’.
‘Just before releasing it, my guide let me have an amazing one on one experience,’ he said.
‘This snake has enough venom to kill a fully grown elephant. You could think how big an elephant is compared to the size of this snake because they have massive venom glands.
‘Just behind their eyes, there’s actually two bulges and you can probably see that’s how much venom they have. They have more venom than any other Australian snakes.
As the cobra lays on the grass facing the opposite direction, Miller crouches behind the reptile’s head as he slowly reaches his arms out to touch its head.
‘After the 3 day experience, I managed to find Pangolins, Stingrays, Loads of snakes, Porcupines, Lizards. But most importantly COBRAS!!’ Miller wrote in the caption online.
‘But the thing to top that all off was I managed to touch 2 KING Cobras on their heads, with out them being restrained!! It was such an AMAZING experience and I will 100% be going back!!’