Today evening at around 19:00 hrs a spectacled cobra tried was trying to climb up through the stair case to reach first floor. One my colleague Mr. Venkat, who is living downstairs was able to notice it and called the snake catcher Shivappa from Kodigehalli. It was almost more than 5 ft in length when it was lifted of the ground. The cobra had an unusual pattern on its hood instead of the usual fear-inducing spectacles. The snake catcher was able to click some photographs.
It was displayed at Cubbon Park for public viewing, and the news is put up on The Hindu paper. http://www.thehindu.com/2010/04/10/stories/2010041063440300.htm