Meanwhile I told my servant to close the back door in the kitchen and after that I made my tea and jokingly told my servant to clean up the area where I kept the plastic bags which I normally save from the supermarket trips so that I can use it as my garbage plastic bags. When I was in the study room, suddenly I heard her screaming and I knew that she must have seen a snake or the worst case was that she would have been bitten by one. She came running out of the kitchen and I told her to close the kitchen door connecting to my living room immediately and I can see her shivering. Then I asked my neighbour to call the snake catchers, they came back after 10 minutes and they caught the slimmy creature, it was a rat snake and not a giant size cobra as my driver had informed me. Thank God!
I took the photo of the snake with the snake catcher and you can see that it was quite a long snake (maybe 5 to 6 feet) and when I spoke to him, he informed me that there are quite a few cobras and vipers here in the area where I stay (kinda scary huh!). I paid for their services(friend's of snakes society) which was about USD 5 and they told me that they would release the snake about 200 km from here into the wilderness, I hope it doesn't have a homing device and decides to come back to my kitchen for revenge. By the way, the rat snake is a non-venomous variety(to me a snake is a snake) but I believe it does bite.
The article was posted on my Opera blog on 03.04.2008 and I just wanted to
share this creepy experience with you.