A man has married his pet snake because he believes his dead girlfriend came back to life as the cobra.
The snake was spotted by the man in South East Asia, who said it bore a ‘striking resemblance’ to his former lover.
The unidentified husband is understood to have taken the Buddhist theory that people are reincarnated as animals.
He lost his girlfriend five years ago, but photos have shown he and his new wife are very happy together.
Warranan Sarasalin from Kanchanaburi in Thailand sent the photos in and said he looks after it very well and that ‘true love is true love’.
He told Daily Mirror: ‘He never stays away from the snake. ‘He takes it everywhere he goes or even while he’s sleeping.’
The besotted man is well known in the area for his relationship with the snake and has ignored all warnings of the dangers of living with a 10ft cobra.