When Mowgli stumbled into Kaa's territory deep within the forest after he got separated from Bagheera and nearly caught by the tiger Shere Khan, where he first discovers a large shed snakeskin. After climbing into the trees and chasing animals that stoled his food, Kaa lurked out from some trees and soon began to speak to him from above the trees before revealing herself to him. Luring him in by promising to keep him safe, Kaa hypnotizes him and reveals that Mowgli came to live in the jungle because Shere Khan killed his father as they were traveling between villages, and that Bagheera later found Mowgli and brought him over to the wolves for protection. She also reveals to him the power of the "Red Flower", being fire and its foresaw in her vision. During her storytelling, she then attempts to devour Mowgli, but a just before she could, a passing sloth bear named Baloo attacks Kaa and successfully rescues Mowgli, freeing him in the process. It is unknown if whether she was either killed or chased away by Baloo.