He looks like a moray eel, to me. A fishing rod? A spear gun, etc?
If he's a cobra, how about a toy car, an indian design recorder/flute, a bottle of whiskey? (snake-bite medicine). Dead Man's hand (aces over eights).
Or a contract with the notation "Sign Here" and a dotted line at the bottom? (Although I don't know how that would relate to the landscape around him. Unless you entitle the painting "I Can Give You The World", in the spirit of that old story from the New Testament about Jesus and the devil:)
"Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.”
Interesting piece Abbie, it is like maybe someone wanting to rule the land but is not all they appear to be, a snake...someone not to be trusted. hmmm a name comes to mind in our Government, what's his name? lol...
But maybe cash in his hand.
Or could be an alien visitor to Earth in the shape of a snake...maybe some little spaceships.
Maybe trees with roots hanging wild, or some kind of farm equipment....a tractor maybe. It looks like he's reaching into the landscape with the other hand, about to crawl over the top of it. He/it certainly looks like harm is intended.
Tail of a rattlesnake... his own tail? Old school hour glass timer with the sand in it? Silver or gold stopwatch with a chain hanging. A crumpled or distressed piece of paper with the word "propaganda". Large overlay of a painted clock with hands that can be seen faintly over the mountains in the fore and mid-ground.
Two Cents: Your 'imagination' perhaps...but it seems to be coming from your 'gut' instinct. You have touched on a very sensitive subject that is felt by many people in our time...
That suited man, of great size, stretching over the land is holding a beastly mask in front of him...And the painting gives no answer but leaves the viewer to reflect, question and perhaps also introspect...I find it dead-on wonderful just the way you painted it! Nice, very nice! tdp