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2010-05-14 14:08:50

Most venomous snakes are legendary for their lethal bites, but not all. Some spit defensively. Bruce Young, from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, explains that some cobras defend themselves by spraying debilitating venom into the eyes of an aggressor. Getting the chance to work with spitting cobras in South Africa, Young took the opportunity to record the venom spray tracks aimed at his eyes. Protected by a sheet of Perspex, Young caught the trails of venom and two things struck him:...

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 Red Spitting Cobra Reference Libraries

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2007-02-12 21:37:10

The Egyptian Cobra, Naja haje, is a type of venomous snake native to North Africa and the Middle East. The Egyptian Cobra is the most common cobra in Africa. It lives from the Sahara Desert to the Syrian Desert. This cobra preys on small mammals, lizards, toads, and other snakes, including the puff adder and the cape cobra. The main characteristic of this snake is the head and the hood. The head is large and depressed with a broad snout. The cobra's eyes are big with a round pupil inside....

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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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