Snakes in Inner Ring Road
Last saturday, I was on my way back from Shiok. When I was halfway through the intermediate ring road, by bike stopped. I had miscalculated the fuel level on my bike :-( Luckily there was a petrol pump at the eejipura junction. 1/2 a km from where my bike had stopped.
I was at the extreme left, and slowly started pushing the bike. After a while, I realised there was more of a slope near the median rather than at the outer end of the road. So I moved very close to the median and was pushing the bike. Suddenly I saw a huge snake coming head on towards me at a decent pace. Actually I didnt know what to do.
I just stood still, and the snake cared a damn. It just went past ignoring me completely :) The snake looked long and was very much like a cobra. I started pushing the bike and after some 100 metres I encountered 2 more snakes. Looked like all three were from the same family. They looked very similar. Just that the last 2 snakes, were smaller in size when compared to the first one I encountered. I did the same thing. Stop, and let the snake go.
Actually, I could have taken the photo of the last snake. But then, I wasnt very sure how the snake will react to flash ;-) Next time you are riding on the inner ring road by night, watch out for snakes and please dont run over them :(
P.S. Oh yes, Snakes do make lots of noise. Atleast when they are moving fast. It sounded like dragging a polythene on a tar road.