At Skandasramam a peacock would follow Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi everywhere.
One day a huge black cobra appeared in the Ashram and the peacock attacked it fiercely.
The cobra spread its hood and the two natural enemies were poised for a fight to the death, when Bhagavan Sri Ramana came quite near the cobra and said:
“Why did you come here?
That peacock will kill you.
Better go away at once.”
The cobra immediately lowered its hood and slithered away.
— "At the Feet of Bhagavan" book