Indian Wild Life

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King Cobra

The King Cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) is the world's longest venomous snake, growing to a length of 18.5 ft (5.7 m). However, as they are not thick-bodied, King Cobras usually do not exceed 44 lb (20 kg) in bodyweight. The venom of the King Cobra is primarily neurotoxic, and the snake is fully capable of killing a human with a single bite. The mortality rate can be as high as 75%, but most bites involve nonfatal amounts of venom.

Description

The King Cobra is pale olive or yellow olive in color with a pale yellow veneer. Individuals from India are crossbanded with yellow and a black posterior, whereas Chinese variants are black-brown crossbanded with pale white or ivory. Male King Cobras tend to be longer and thicker than female King Cobras. Like other snakes bearing the cobra name, the King can also flatten its neck, giving it the distinctive hood.

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