Being afraid of snakes is one of the most commonly reported phobias.
Despite advanced medicine that can save us from many snake bites, our instinctual reaction is often one of fear when these things show up. Cobras in particular have been used in movies in frightening roles that keep us on the edge of our seats. It's hard to imagine anyone not being afraid of them.
One builder in India, however, showed incredible bravery (or stupidity) in the face of danger when he drove a cobra out of a hole on his construction site and attempted to wrangle it all by himself.