Peribahasa ‘melangkahi ular’ bermaksud ‘melakukan sesuatu yang sangat berbahaya’.
‘Melangkahi ular’ translates to stepping over a snake. It’s a Malay proverb meaning to do something very dangerous.
This is a copperhead racer or rat snake, known locally as ular rusuk kerbau. It has stripes along the body and a distinctive band across the head. It is not venomous, but can be very aggressive and will defend itself by flattening its head into a vertical shape to look more fierce.