When pythons, cobras and pit vipers show up, Pinyo Pukpinyo, a sergeant in Bangkok's fire department, is the expert who catches them. He's been bitten 20 times but says his work "makes me happy."
The giant pot of dark brew brimming with beef, spices and herbs sits near the sidewalk on a busy street in Bangkok, where it is constantly stirred by a member of the third-generation-owned restaurant.
Fine particulate matter floating through the murky haze that hangs over the city has reached harmful levels, leading the government to shutter more than 400 public schools.
A high-end Bangkok bistro has devoted its entire menu to insects, hoping to entice intrepid eaters to try what's been called "the future of food." But will haute bug cuisine catch on in other places?
A few hundred activists from the New Democracy Movement marched through the streets of Bangkok calling for a restoration of elected government.
Police say they've cleared a man who turned himself in after he was identified in a video leaving a backpack at the Erawan shrine moments before the explosion.
Thai police say the suspect's appearance suggests he could be from the Middle East or Europe. A spokesman says that investigators think there were two accomplices, according to Reuters.
The second blast happened when an explosive was thrown from a bridge. It did not injure anyone. An explosion on Monday left at least 20 dead and 140 injured.