समाश्रयबलादेव गरुडं यान्तमध्वनि ।
पिनाकपाणिस्थः कुशलं पृष्टवानहिः ॥
samAshraya balAt eva garuDaM yAntamadhvani ।
pinAkapAnisthaH kushalam pRuShTavAnahiH ॥
It is the power of the host that a refugee inherits. Otherwise how can a snake say hello to an eagle and have a chit-chat? The snake in context is the one held by Lord Shiva as decoration around his neck and the eagle is Garuda.