On Tuesday, Zoho CEO Sridhar Vembu had an ‘auspicious’ encounter with a massive 12-foot King Cobra. While close encounters with any snake can shake and stir a person up. But for the Zoho CEO, the encounter remained an ‘auspicious’ one and he also took to Twitter to share the whole ordeal.

The news comes just a few weeks after IFS officer Parveen Kaswan shared a video of a King Cobra literally ‘standing up’ to a man who was trying to rescue it. For the unversed, King Cobra is the largest venomous snake in the world. They can grow up to 18 ft and their bite can be fatal to a human.


With humans taking over the forests and affecting the ecosystems of animals and reptiles in an adverse way, close encounters with deadly animals are getting more common.

Recently, a monkey gang-war halted the traffic in Thailand when two gangs of monkeys indulged in a brawl. Another report of an elephant trampling a man to death due to man-created ruckus also went viral.

All these reports show how humans and animals are coming face to face more than ever, and that the consequences of such face-offs can be deadly.

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The Facts of the Matter

The twitteratis were chirping on Tuesday when Zoho CEO Sridhar Vembu took to Twitter and told his followers about a guest that paid him a visit. No, this guest was not another business owner like Vembu, it was a 12-foot cobra.

Yes! You heard it right. Sridhar Vembu, owner of Indian IT multinational company Zoho Corporation, took to Twitter to share the pictures of the menacing cobra. While most people would be shocked beyond belief on the face-off, Vembu labelled the face-off as an ‘auspicious’ one.

“A rare 12 feet long King Cobra paid us a visit. Our awesome local forest rangers arrived and caught it for release in the nearby hills. Here is the brave me attempting to touch it. A very auspicious day!”

With the witty caption, the Zoho founder also shared two pictures. One image was of the cobra in all its mighty glory, its ‘hood’ raised.

Massive 12-Foot King Cobra

Massive 12-Foot King Cobra

The second picture was a more fascinating one as it showed just how large the cobra was. The King Cobra can be seen being held from its hood till its tail by 10 people with Sridhar in the center.

King Cobra

King Cobra

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Netizens React to Zoho Founder’s 12-Foot Guest

Soon, the netizens got talking and reacted on the incident. The tweet has so far garnered 11.1 thousand likes and has been retweeted 1,109 times by netizens.

“We need to protect the pothigai eco system as careful as we are with ERP :-)” a Twitter user wrote, making a reference to Zoho ERP suite.

Other netizens had similar reactions of awe and amazement.

14-Feet Cobra ‘Stands Up’ to Man

Earlier on September 10, reports of a 14-feet cobra ‘standing up’ to a man trying to rescue him went viral on the internet. Originally, the video was shared by IFS officer Parveen Kaswan. Mr. Kaswan had written an appropriate caption with the video which read, “How not to rescue a snake. Especially if it’s a king cobra.”

The video garnered massive virality on Twitter. So far, the video has been watched close to 3 lakh times on the microblogging platform.

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