The name of the snake killed by the mongoose Rikki-Tikki-Tavi in the story of that name. The snake Kipling was referring to is probably the krait, a highly venomous snake indigenous to India.

The film The Second Jungle Book: Mowgli and Baloo features a snake charmer and tracker called Karait, played by Dyrk Ashton, who works with the hunter Buldeo to track down Mowgli for P.T. Barnum. He has a trained giant python who assists him.

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