End chapter 5! :D
We’ll be nice, though, and update with the first page of chapter 6 on Friday, rather than taking a chapter-end break. Stay tuned!
Good guesses on the kind of snake. It is a cobra, though the type is probably hard to tell without seeing the back of the hood – it’s a monocled cobra, specifically.
(EDIT 06/2013: Fixed up the size of the snake in the last panel. Also replaced the ‘sssss’ so that it’s more obviously a ‘snake moving around’ sound rather than a ‘snake saying “sssss” sound)