A strange incident was reported at a railway station in Rajasthan where a cobra sneaked to the control panel room and sat on the table with his open hood. One of the officials is seen standing next to a table in the corner of the room out of fear.
The picture has been posted by a user named Rounak on Twitter and is going viral.
“A six feet Cobra sneaked on the table of railway officer at Panel room of Ravtha Road (RDT), Kota Division. It however did not affect train services on the busy section. Station is thronged by thousands of engineering/medical aspirants daily,” reads the caption.
“Calm down guys he is just doing surprise panel inspection,” a user commented.
Another was compared his height with the cobra: “He is longer than me brother.”
The presence of the venomous reptile, according to the tweet, had no effect on train service on the busiest segment.
With an average length of 3.18 to 4 metres (10.4 to 13.1 ft) and a maximum length of 5.85 metres, the cobra is one of the highly venomous snakes. The colour of its skin varies according on the habitat, ranging from black with white streaks to a uniform brownish grey.
It mostly eats other snakes, including its own kind. It rarely hunts other vertebrates, such as rodents and lizards, unlike other snakes.