Latest Spitting cobra Stories
Most venomous snakes are legendary for their lethal bites, but not all.
A new study published in Physiological and Biochemical Zoology reveals how these snakes maximize their chances of hitting the target.
Text of report by Claire Wanja/mongabay entitled "World's largest spitting cobra discovered in Kenya" published by Kenya Broadcasting Corporation text website on 10 December The world's largest spitting cobra has been discovered in Kenya, according to a conservation group, WildlifeDirect.
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....
- Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
- To fire mitraille at.