The couple took turns to kiss the king cobra. Photo: Youtube.

Photos of a Malaysian newlywed couple kissing a cobra in their wedding shots has gone viral on the internet. The couple from Kelantan took photos with a two-meter king cobra for their vows, the New Straits Times reported.

A video of the photo shoot was uploaded to the internet, where the two can be seen taking turns kissing the highly poisonous snake. People online were quick to comment on the unique photo shoot, with one saying: “Legend has it that the couple adopted the snake and still kiss it.”

However, not everyone who tries to lock lips with a king cobra makes it out alive. A snake rescuer in India died after an attempt to kiss a cobra in February. The victim, Somnath Mhatre, was trying to kiss the snake’s head for a photo when he got bitten in the chest.