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.

16 Comments so far

  1. rubic_cube (unregistered) on April 10th, 2006 @ 12:49 pm

    Mmmm.. surprising. I have never seen any on the road. Looks like they were returning from a late night party!

  2. Sankar (unregistered) on April 10th, 2006 @ 1:41 pm

    I have never seen one on the wild. Have just seen them in captive. This is just one more addition to the list of things that ppl have to be careful about (after poor roads that lead to accidents, kidnappings of late nite employees etc etc).
    Good that you were able to hold urself over there. I would have probably ran away dropping my bike :)

  3. Maverick (unregistered) on April 10th, 2006 @ 1:58 pm

    //Next time you are riding on the inner ring road by night, watch out for snakes and please dont run over them :( //

    OK. Not a single word of caution for the people (who go there for a jog or end up pushing the bike like you) who could get bit by those snakes?

  4. Mehak (unregistered) on April 10th, 2006 @ 2:44 pm

    this is scary…thanks for sharing this imp info..
    yday read about a snake bite @lalbagh in TOI.

  5. Buntee (unregistered) on April 10th, 2006 @ 3:27 pm

    This is scary. Not one but three snakes in one night. Not sure if this has been highlighted by anybody so far that way your experience should tell everybody to be careful.

    Nice to know that the snakes just went past you.:-)

  6. vinod (unregistered) on April 10th, 2006 @ 3:35 pm

    //I wasnt very sure how the snake will react to flash ;-)//

    thala paamba kanda padayum nadungum nu nangalum padichurukom, ada othukarda uttu no bayam only fear nu scene podardu 2 much :P

    btw blore la irukara edam ellam flats and IT companies nu vanduta pavam adungalum enga than pogum..

    Idu enna madrasa paya pullenga vela pakka Tidel park, paambuku Snake Park nu katti vekka..:P

  7. Badri (unregistered) on April 10th, 2006 @ 3:41 pm

    /I wasnt very sure how the snake will react to flash ;-)/

    nalla vela ninga padam edukala…ellana athunga padam eduthurukum!

  8. Prashanth (unregistered) on April 10th, 2006 @ 5:28 pm

    ಇನ್ನರ್ ರಿಂಗ್ ರೋಡ್‍ನಲ್ಲಿ ಹಾವುಗಳಾ !!! ಯಾವ ಏರಿಯಾನಲ್ಲಿ ??

    Everyone able read and understand above line??

    It would be better to post comments which is common to everyone. Else why posting ??

    ps: Here is the translation – Snakes in inner ring road!! Which section/area??

  9. Libran Lover (unregistered) on April 11th, 2006 @ 6:52 am

    Good point in the previous comment by Prashanth!

    Prabhu – I wish you had taken the pictures. Next time you see something interesting (not just snakes) be sure to take the picture and post on the blog. Don’t be afraid! :)

  10. F e r r a r i (unregistered) on April 11th, 2006 @ 10:04 am

    Or were they rushing for a late night party?

    It happened too fast. Didnt have much time to react ;-)

    Do people walk on inner ring road? :-)

    If you observe, both sides of inner ring road are vacant. Maybe lots of snakes reside there ;-) And nothing to worry as long as you are traveling on a vehicle!


  11. F e r r a r i (unregistered) on April 11th, 2006 @ 10:06 am

    Vinod and Badri,
    Guys please drop in your comments in english :)

    It was some 0.5 km before the eejipura signal while going towards Koramangala!

    Libran lover,
    Oh yes. Sure :)

  12. Bangalore Guy (unregistered) on April 11th, 2006 @ 12:35 pm

    This is the BANGALORE Metblog, not the Chennai one. Please use English in your comments!

  13. F e r r a r i (unregistered) on April 11th, 2006 @ 12:37 pm

    Bangalore Guy,
    The point is already made :-) Thanks!

  14. vinod (unregistered) on April 11th, 2006 @ 2:30 pm

    Seesh sorry folks :)

  15. Mehak (unregistered) on April 12th, 2006 @ 12:23 pm

    ya army area on both sides of the road.

  16. SloganMurugan (unregistered) on April 18th, 2006 @ 3:00 pm

    There is a place called ‘Nagaland’ in North Bangalore. It is near Doddabommasandra, on Vidyaranyapura road, within BEL colony. It is called so because it was a haven for snakes. And some say that it still is.

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