The following is essentially a word-for-word transcript of my conversation with Garrett on the way home from the hardware store this evening.
G:"What do cobras eat?"
B:"All sorts of stuff."
G:"Do they eat bananas?"
B:"No, I think they only eat animals."
G:"Would they eat a fish?"
B:"They might, but I doubt they'd find many fish in the desert."
G:"I'm going to take a dead fish out into the middle of the desert and throw it at the cobra to see if it will eat it."
B:"I think they like their animals alive when they eat them."