A man who lost his girlfriend five years ago, said he has found a new lover and that him and his new wife are very happy together.
He and the 10ft serpent now spend every day together watching TV, sharing romantic picnics by the lake, playing board games and going to the gym as a husband and wife.
The man is understood to have taken the Buddhist theory that people are reincarnated as animals.
He said he is dating his pet snake because he believes his dead girlfriend came back to life as the cobra. The snake was seen by the man in South East Asia, who said it bore a ‘striking resemblance’ to his ex lover.