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2009-01-23 09:37:50

Spitting cobras have an exceptional ability to spray venom into eyes of potential attackers. A new study published in Physiological and Biochemical Zoology reveals how these snakes maximize their chances of hitting the target. The name "spitting cobra" is a bit of a misnomer. Cobras don't actually "spit" venom, says the study's lead author Bruce Young, director of the Anatomical Laboratory in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. Muscle contractions...

2009-01-22 11:36:00

HATBORO, Pa., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Cobra Wire and Cable, Inc., announced today that Peter Sheehan has been appointed Chief Executive Officer at Cobra Wire and Cable. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090122/NE61574 ) Sheehan said, "I am excited to have the opportunity to lead Cobra through its next stages of growth and I believe we are well positioned to service the infrastructure expansion in energy, telecommunications and data storage. I look forward to working with...

2009-01-17 23:40:02

Residents of a village in Thailand have had an unusual problem recently -- unusual for them, anyway -- keeping their cobras warm. Ban Khok Sanga in the northeastern part of the country is famous for its cobra shows, Thai News Agency reports. The village is home to about 300 king cobras -- the world's largest venomous snake -- and 20 snake charmers. Thailand has been hit with unusually cold weather with temperatures dropping low enough to kill unprotected snakes. The cold also makes the cobras...

2009-01-06 04:00:00

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cobra Electronics (Nasdaq: COBR) announces the launch of its 2009 GMRS/FRS two-way radio line, which will debut January 2009 at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The microTALK(R) line includes six SKUs, with ultra-clear, high-performance reception and Cobra exclusive features such as VibrAlert(R) and Rewind-Say- Again(TM). (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090106/AQTU515LOGO) The CXR900 offers the maximum power...

2009-01-06 04:00:00

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cobra Electronics (Nasdaq: COBR) announces the launch of its new high performance radar line providing advances in photo enforcement detection, as well as offering enhanced detection capabilities and user friendliness. Cobra's 2009 series offers 12 SKUs, including six units compatible with Cobra's new AURA(TM) Camera and Driving Hazard Database. AURA, which stands for Advanced Universal Road Alert, warns drivers of thousands of roadway threats...

2009-01-06 04:00:00

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cobra Electronics (Nasdaq: COBR) announces the launch of its new Internet Radio line. Cobra's bookshelf radio units, the CIR1000A and CIR2000A, offer an innovative way to enjoy online broadcasts, offering superior sound quality and access to a variety of global broadcasts. The products wirelessly stream your online listening, letting you enjoy your favorite radio stations or podcasts free from the confines of your computer chair. (Logo:...

2008-07-23 03:00:41

Hasbro, Inc. Mark Newman, 212-679-6600 or Dan Benkwitt, 401-727-5318 Logo: http://www.hasbro.com Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS) returns to San Diego Comic-Con in 2008 with its iconic properties that have entertained fans of all ages for decades. Hasbro's expansive portfolio of brands that have become part of the fabric of the global pop-culture such as G.I. JOE, TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY and its licensed toy lines based on characters from the MARVEL and STAR WARS universes, will be on...

2008-07-22 15:00:46

Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS) returns to San Diego Comic-Con in 2008 with its iconic properties that have entertained fans of all ages for decades. Hasbro's expansive portfolio of brands that have become part of the fabric of the global pop-culture such as G.I. JOE, TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY and its licensed toy lines based on characters from the MARVEL and STAR WARS universes, will be on display in the Hasbro booth (#3213) for four days of pure "fan-dimonium." Following are the highlights...

2007-12-10 06:00:00

The world's largest spitting cobra has been discovered in Kenya, according to a conservation group, WildlifeDirect. The newly described snake species, which measures up to 15 feet long, was named Naja Ashei after James Ashe, founder of a snake farm on Kenya's coast where the cobra is found. "A new species of giant spitting cobra is exciting and reinforces the obvious -- that there have to be many other unreported species but hundreds are being lost as their habitats disappear under the...


Latest Cobra Reference Libraries

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2007-02-18 23:24:24

The False Water Cobra, Hydrodynastes gigas, is a venomous species found in South America. The common name (false water cobra) is an allusion to its ability to flatten its head, similar to a cobra as a defensive reaction to make it look larger and more intimidating. There are no subspecies of this particular snake. Primarily a diurnal species, this is an extremely active and inquisitive species with an aggressive feeding response. This species of snake may exceed 9 feet in length. Photo...

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2007-02-12 21:41:13

The Indian Cobra or Spectacled Cobra, Naja naja, is a species of venomous snake native to the Indian subcontinent. The Indian Cobra is one of the four most venomous snakes in India, but is accountable for few human fatalities. Like other cobras, the Indian cobra is famous for its threat display involving raising the front part of its body and spreading its hood. On the rear of this hood are two circular patterns connected by a curved line, evoking the image of spectacles. On average, the...

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2007-01-10 10:15:24

The King Cobra, Ophiophagus hannah, is the longest of the venomous land snakes. It thrives in much of mainland India, southern China, Malaysia, the Philippines, and throughout the dense highland forests of southeastern Asia. The snake has a preference for living in areas dotted with lakes and streams, and is an excellent swimmer. Its population has decreased in some areas of its range due to the destruction of forests, but it is in no danger of becoming extinct. The King Cobra is capable...

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2005-06-22 14:55:55

The coral snakes (Micrurus and Micruroides) are two genera of about 65 snake species, found in tropical South America and southern USA. They are venomous and related to Old World cobras. Most notable are their red, yellow and black colored bands. The most well-known species is the Western Coral Snake (Micruroides euryxanthus), found in the Sonoran desert and northern Mexico. Coral snakes can look similar to the Scarlet King Snake.

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2005-06-22 14:35:57

Cobras are venomous snakes of family Elapidae, and part of several genera. They generally inhabit tropical and desert regions of Asia and Africa. These snakes kill their prey, usually small rodents and birds, by injecting a neurotoxin through their hollow fangs. The King Cobra notably eats other snakes; it feeds almost entirely on other snakes, even venomous ones (ophiophagy). The spitting cobra can also incapacitate larger would-be predators by delivering irritating venom to their eyes....

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