People fascinated by “hot” snakes to the point of wanting to keep one or more. I’ve known a few - intelligent, reasonably normal people in other regards. But with a severe lack of common sense in that one area.
As it is there is still a hierarchy of stupidity here. One of the tamer, slower-moving, less toxic species like say my local to me species of rattlesnake is one thing. DUMB IMHO, but not a walking (slithering) death sentence. I know one fellow who took three bites from various rattlesnakes (Western and Red Diamondbacks I believe) he owned or otherwise handled over the years, the last of which hospitalized him as he had become allergically sensitized to antivenin. In every instance it was careless handling because he had become complacent and accidents happen with even the tamest of snakes. But most rattlesnake bites in the US aren’t usually going to kill an adult, unpleasant though they may be (there are a few exceptions). There about 5 deaths a year out of several thousand cases/year of envenomation (mostly copperheads and various rattlesnakes) in the US.
But owning a Forest Cobra (which that one essentially is, it’s a split off a large cryptic species complex) is beyond idiotic. Because a forest cobra is virtually a mamba with a hood. Big, strong, fast, agile, very nervous, very aggressive and incredibly toxic.