WATCH: Horrifying moment snake LAUNCHES at motorcyclist in middle of road
There are many hazards to watch out for when you’re speeding along roads – pedestrians, debris and other traffic.
But snakes aren’t often on a motorist’s mind. One biker soon changed his tune on a ride through Lampang in Thailand.
The road was flanked by jungle on either side as the motorcyclist sped along.
Dash cam footage captured from the car behind showed the rider wearing a casual checked shirt and long black pants.
Suddenly a snake appeared in the middle of the road in front of him.
Rather than slithering out of the way, the reptile launched itself directly at the rider.
The motorcyclist threw his legs up into the air to ward off his attacker, narrowly escaping a nasty snake bite.
After failing in its mission, the reptile flopped to the ground again just before the car travelling behind skimmed over the top of it.
The shocking clip has gone viral since it was shared online.
Uploaded to YouTube after unfolding on Sunday, the video has already been viewed almost 500,000 times.
One viewer commented: “Snakes can jump!?” while another shared: “WOW. That snake really need to take an anger management class”.
YouTube user Tyler Hoeve said: “This has to be the most random thing that can happen while ridding a motorcycle.”