Tuesday 21 November 2017

Give us a kiss: Snake charmer kisses species of venomous snake that killed his father

Independent.ie Newsdesk and Agencies

A fearless snake charmer has puckered up with a king cobra, the world's longest venomous snake, and the same species that killed his father with one bite during a show in Kuala Lumpur.

Daredevel Amjad Khan is known throughout Malaysia as 'The Snake Prince' and has been kissing snakes since he was a toddler.

Amjad’s father Ali Khan Samsudin was also a renowned snake charmer, who was featured in the Guinness Book of Records and bitten nearly 100 times in his life. After a bite from a king cobra, the performer was unable to recover and died two days later.

Amjad performed the stunt for World's Most Talented, which airs on Watch every Tuesday at 9pm from March 31st.

Throughout the clip, the show's presenter Laura Jackson can be seen cringing as Amjad prepares for the dangerous act.

‘I’m not going to sleep tonight, that was a whole new level of danger. I was terrified watching," she said.

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