"a small black snake, which had bitten Kamala"
Illustration from Children's Book
Public DomainIllustration from Children's Book - Credit: Cygnis Insignis

The four poisonous snakes that cause the largest number of snake bites and deaths in the South East Asian region are the Indian Cobra, Common Krait, Russell's Viper, and Saw-Scaled Viper. Since, snakes are nocturnal, and thrive in heavy vegetation, most snake bites are caused at night or when a person accidentally steps on them.