Deep in the jungle of Southern India and Southeast Asia lives the legendary king, whom everyone is respected and afraid. This is a quick, strong, deadly and largest and longest poisonous snake in the world. King Cobras is the longest poisonous snakes in the world. They are famous for their ferocity and are extremely dangerous for people. The scientific name is King Cobra – Ophiophagus Hannah.
Where do King Cobras live?
King Cobras live in Southeast Asia, including parts of India and other countries, such as Burma, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines. They like to live in the forests and by the water. They can swim well and can move quickly on the trees and on the ground.
What is the length of King Cobras?
Cobras usually grow up to 13 feet in length, but some and up to 18 feet. The color of the king cobra is black, brown or dark -green with yellow stripes along the body. Slim stomach with black stripes.
King Cobras is the most poisonous snakes?
They are not the most toxic among snakes, but they are still considered fatal due to the large amount of poison, which they can deliver in one bite. One bite is the king cobra is enough to kill an elephant or 20 adult men.
When King Cobras feels a threat, they raise their heads from the ground to prepare for the attack. The sides of their heads expand to create a threatening hood. They can also release a rather loud whistle, which sounds almost like a growl.
What do King Cobra eat?
The main food for King Cobra is other snakes. However, they will also eat small mammals and lizards. Cobras have a very slow metabolism. Therefore, they eat once every two months, but do this, absorbing whole animals that can be rodents, amphibians, birds, fish or other reptiles. They have excellent night vision and sense of smell that they use to track the booty. Olfactory receptors in the tongue.
Additional facts about King Cobra
They are the only snakes that build nests for their eggs. Females put off about 20-40 eggs at a time, which will be incubated for almost 80 days. The female will take care of the eggs until they hatch.
Snake spellman in Asia often captivate king cobra. The snake is hypnotized by the shape and movement of the flute, not sound.
Live up to 20 years
The main enemy for King Cobra is a mongoose. With their speed and dexterity, mongoose manages to defeat the cobra in their frequent battles.
The poison of King Cobra can kill a person in about 45 minutes. Nevertheless, they do not attack if they do not feel locked in the corner, and only about 5 people a year die from the bites of King Cobra.
Unlike other snakes, the king cobra controls the dose of poison. They often bite people without poison, so as not to spend it on someone who is not food.
Cobras have a neurotoxic poison that affects the nervous system. That is why their bites can be fatal. Frequent symptoms are vision problems, muscle weakness, difficulties with swallowing, breathing problems, vomiting, abdominal pain, and so on. Fortunately, there is an antidote that heals victims if you use it quickly.
They are revered in India, where they represent God Shiva
Cobra poison is used in the production of painkillers and medicines for arthritis