A heartbroken man has married his pet snake – as he believes it to be his dead girlfriend reincarnated. The boyfriend, who has not been identified, is said to have been devastated when his lover passed away five years ago.
But he perked up when he spotted a snake with a ”striking resemblance” to the girl and believed she had come back to life as a serpent. He now spends his life with the 10ft long cobra believing it is his dead lover – following the Buddhist idea that people can be reincarnated as animals.Pictures sent in by a man called Worranan Sarasalin show the man sitting by a lake in Singapore with the serpent at his side. Others show him watching TV with the cobra and gazing dreamily into his eyes over a dinner table.
Worranan Sarasalin from Kanchanaburi, Thailand, said:
”Real love is true.
“This man believes that his girlfriend reborn again as this white cobra after she passed away few years ago.
”He saw the snake and noticed a striking resemblance to the woman he once loved.
”He is very happy to spend time, talk and play with this snake.
“He looks after this snake very well because he believes that the snake was his girlfriend.”He never stays away from the snake . He takes it everywhere he goes or even while he’s sleeping. “But animals are still animal, it still can harm you anytime.”
”He’s well known to be the man who lives with a snake.
“He had been warned several times that it is dangerous but he still carries on.”