This is a different take on the events that take place in The Jungle Book. Book. A hunter is intrigued by the jungle kaa and gets the idea to use Shanti. Kaa is an enormous snake and the secondary antagonist in Disney's animated feature film, The Jungle Book. In Kipling's books, Kaa was considered a mentor to Mowgli, akin to Baloo and Bagheera. Kaa the Rock python was Mowgli's wise mentor. He, Baloo and Bagheera sang for Mowgli "The Outsong" of the jungle. Kaa was a huge and powerful snake, unusually long, more than a hundred years old and still in his prime.