Yesterday Wayne was walking home from the grocery store, thoroughly immersed in trying to figure out how to use his new cell phone, when suddenly a cobra rises up, about ten feet away, and spreads its hood. He soon slithered off (the cobra, not Wayne). That was yesterday and Wayne is still waiting for his heart rate to get back to normal.
He looked it up when he got home, and Wayne figures it was a Chinese cobra (kinda makes sense) -- highly venomous.
Many of us are familiar with the first part of the Biblical prophecy... the part about the snake is less familiar but becomes meaningful after an encounter like this one!
"'The wolf and the lamb will feed together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox, but dust will be the serpent's food. They will neither harm nor destroy on all my holy mountain.' says the Lord." --Isaiah 65:25
We also found this fairly recent video of somebody else's encounter with a cobra in Hong Kong. Warning, this is not for the faint of heart: