Poinachi (Kasaragod): A poisonous snake that showed up abruptly from behind the head lamp of a moving bike shocked the rider at Kolathur near Perladukka in Kasaragod on Saturday night.
The rider was travelling from Kasaragod to Kuttikol around 10 pm. The intruder showed up unexpectedly after hitchhiking on the bike for about 23 kms.
It is suspected that the snake had already got on to the bike before the ride began and hid itself underneath the speedometer and behind the head lamp. As the bike reached Kolathur Bhagavathy temple, the vehicle got shacked in a gutter and the snake creeped up on the fuel tank.
Being frightened to see the snake, the rider somehow stopped the bike and informed the matter to the people nearby. The poisonous snake was killed with the help of locals there.