"Fool that I am! Oh fat, root-digging fool that I am," said Baloo, uncurling himself with a jerk, "it is true what Hathi the Wild Elephant says: "To each his own fear"' and they, the Bandar-log, fear Kaa the Rock Snake. He can climb as well as they can. He steals the young monkeys in the night. The whisper of his name makes their wicked tails cold. Let us go to Kaa."
"What will he do for us? He is not of our tribe, being footless - and with most evil eyes," said Bagheera.
"He is very old and very cunning. Above all, he is always hungry," said Baloo hopefully. "Promise him many goats."