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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...


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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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  • A stinking tobacco.
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This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.