lol, my mates got conned by a snake charmer, one of them sat down, had snakes on them, got the photo etc, then the guy asked for 4000 rupees! ha fuck that! i think he gave him like 100 or something! what a joke!
Can't really blame you, but you would have been perfectly safe if you were behind him, even if he isn't one of the ones that sews the snakes' mouths shut. They have a surprisingly short striking distance.