When living on a farm in the Western Cape every year I killed one or two Cape Cobras. They are very active during January and February, sometimes tried to get into the house. One day I killed one under the dining table. Always have had a S & W Centennial .38 with shot shells in my pocket. Because of our guests (we owned a guest house) and our small children plus dogs we couldn't take a chance. Not far from us, a young girl got killed by a Cape Cobra. During my years in Northern Transvaal, now Limpopo province, I was dealing with Pythons on a regular basis. Farmers dropped them in my garage - I released the snakes in our state forest.