An interesting council story comes to me from Singapore. Friends staying over there were disturbed by the host family's dogs barking at a cobra, rearing up and hissing at them near the front door. They called the local equivalent of pest control who are adept at getting rid of snakes.
The next day, the snake man came all kitted out ready for anything...except one thing. He refused to step into the house because of the dogs.
Their bark was definitely not worse than the snake's bite. Is this Singapore's equivalent of Health & Safety?