Cobras

Cobras or elapids are a species of venomous snake that include both terrestrial snakes and sea snakes. Elapids can found in both the Indian and Pacific Oceans as well as in India, Africa, Asia, Australia and one species, the eastern coral snake (also known as the American cobra) is found in the United States. Questions about cobras can be directed here.

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How does the king cobras teeth stay so sharp?

they spend decades trying to eat enough sharp objects to finally mould the perfect sharp teeth... duh
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Is there any use of king cobra venom other than preparation of anti-venom?

Yes - the venom of most species can be used to treat various blood disorders in humans.

For example, some snake venom causes massive internal bleeding in the 'victim' this characteristic of the venom can be isolated, and used to treat blood clots.

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Do king cobras feed their young?

No they don't ! Once the baby snakes hatch - they are completely independent of the parent snakes and immediately disperse in search of their first meal.

Yes, and because king cobras practice ophiophagy, they may very well eat their young.

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Can a king cobra beat a mongoose?

yes but it reaps it first den eats its privates

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Do cobras have senses?

Sorta no and kinda yes

They use there tongue to smell

Snakes do not smell with their tongue, nor do they taste the air. Snakes have no sense of taste. They can use their nostrils to smell (the same olfactory sense we have), as well as vomeronasal or Jacobson's organs located at the roof of their mouth. Scent molecules are collected on each fork of the tongue (by the way, their forked tongue lets them know where the thing they are smelling is-left or right). The tongue is brought back into the mouth, and is brushed up against the vomeronasal organ, where the information is sent to the brain. The vomeronasal organ can be thought of as a more sophisticated sense of smell. It is found in some humans and apes, as well as horses and an array of other animals.

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Most venomous sea snake?

common krait

ANS 2 - common krait is not a sea snake. The Yellow lipped Krait is it's sea snake equivalent. -Most venomous is possibly the Horned Sea snake

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What do King Cobras eat?

King Cobras eats smaller animals including snakes also such as Rat snakes,Mangrove Snakes,sizable pythons,rats,lizards,rodents etc

The only predator it has is the mongoose and mankind.

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Are the cape cobra poisonous?

yes.

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Why are king cobras carnivores?

Because they feed exclusively on meat - ie snakes and other animals. They never eat vegetation.

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Why do king cobras have hoods?

King Cobras have 'Hoods' because they do.

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Food Poisoning and Foodborne Illness

Does food poisoning kill you?

yes it can kill you

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How many king cobras are there in the wild?

Approximately 748 King Cobras are Left.

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What kind of plants do king cobras eat?

Snakes are carnivorous, they do not eat plants.

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Do California king snakes have teeth?

Yes, California King snakes have teeth. They do not have fangs, which are found in venomous snakes. Fangs are hollow, needle-like teeth that are used to inject venom into prey.

The teeth of a King snake are very tiny and hard to see. The teeth are similar to a serrated knife and are angled back to maintain a grip on the prey while the snake is constricting it.

On a personal note, my California king snake- Cassidy- bit my finger tonight and it bled. I can even see the little teeth marks on my finger.

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Does a cobra have teeth?

cobras do not have teeth they have fangs (sometimes they are poisonous)

*facepalm* ALL snakes have teeth, some have teeth AND fangs. NO snake has just fangs. And ALL cobras are venomous (you do not mean poisonous)! They are all Elapids (i.e. they are proteroglyphous). There's also opisthoglyphous (rear-fanged). This fits many Colubrids, such as the Boomslang, the Parrot snake, the Lyre snake, and MANY more. And there's solenoglyphous (vipers' delivery system) as well as aglyphous-no fangs (pythons, most colubrids, boids, etc.).

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What is the height of a king cobra?

The king cobras average size is 13-14 ft. (3.96-4.26m) weighing around 20 lbs (9 kg), they can reach a length of around 18.5ft (5.6388m) weighing over 40lbs. (18.1436kgs.).

General Information

King Cobra Scientific Classification

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Reptilia

Order: Squamata

Suborder: Serpentes

Family: Elapidae

Genus: Ophiophagus

Species: O. hannah

The largest poisonous snake would be the King Cobra(Ophiophagus hanna), the Latinword Ophiophagus means "Snake-eater".The king cobras average size is 13-14 ft. (3.96-4.26m) weighing around 20 lbs (9 kg), they can reach a length of around 18.5ft (5.6388m) weighing over 40lbs. (18.1436kgs.) and lives in the Rainforest's and grasslands of Southeast Asia, India and China. Color is generally tan, olive-green or black with faint pale yellow cross bands, the females lay around 50 eggs, the king cobras are the only snakes who construct a nest for their hatchlings which they incubate and protect until they emerge in 60 to 80 days, the young are called Hatchlings and are about 1.5 ft. (50cm ) long at birth, the King cobra is very fast and agile with an average lifespan of about 20 years.

Although not the most toxic of poisonous snakes a king cobra can kill an elephant with one bite, the king cobra tracks by site and smell then kills it's prey by striking and injecting it with venom and swallowing it whole, it's preferred diet is mainly other venomous and non-venomous snakes but includes small reptiles, birds and amphibians as well. King Cobras are aggressive and will rear up to confront the intruder where most other cobras will slither away and hide. The only predators are the mongoose and man.

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How do king cobras get food?

By hunting down other snakes. They feed on other snakes primarily

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Do king cobras hunt in packs?

No

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What does it mean when three snakes crawl away from you in your dream?

It depends on what type of snakes you are seeing in the dream. Pythons, Adders, Cobras and Boas all come with different meaning. However, (if it helps any) if the snakes are crawling away from you in the dream it means the problem/issues that first caused them to appear is dwindling.

Anything moving away from you in a dream indicates predator 'retreat'. In other words, danger is averted.

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How do king cobra eggs look?

like king cobra eggs

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Can a gorilla kill a king cobra?

No. A king cobra has venom that it sprays into it's opponent's eyes at quite a distance, and can do so without the gorilla even being able to touch it. This venom will permanently blind a gorilla, and a single bite will kill it. A gorilla does not have such a weapon, only speed and strength. A blind gorilla is a gorilla that won't have a chance in a battle between it and a king cobra!

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Why do king cobras eat other snakes?

Yes they do

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What are 10 facts about the king cobra?

Facts about the King Cobra include:

  • can kill an elephant in one bite
  • can see a person moving moving from almost 330 feet away.
  • can kill an human being in about 15 minutes.
  • the king cobra can raise 1/3 of it's body of the ground.
  • Scientific name is Ophiophagus Hannah.
  • The king cobra can flatten out its neck ribs when it feels danger is near and create the illusion that it is much larger than it really is.
  • can kill 20 people.
  • The femail King cobra will usually lay 21-40 eggs.
  • Usually eats other cold-blooded animals especially other snakes.
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What does a cobra tattoo symbolize?

A cobra, snake, or serpent is generally, but not always, used to symbolize temptation into sin just as when the serpent tempted Eve into sinning. Also, it can be used to symbolize something very sneaky, bad, and dangerous. That's why when a person is called a snake in the grass, it means something bad about that person. The word snake, is used to imply that a person is bad. This is used in many different countries and different cultures around the world. So, in conclusion, a person who has a cobra tattoo either likes cobras or in most cases is trying to give a message to everyone that he or she is a bad ass, so back off! Finally, a cobra is really just one of God's creatures, but, throughout the ages it has gotten a bad reputation and that's why the modern view of it is something that is bad.

AnswerThe King Cobra is a sacred symbol in many cultures. The Cobra and snake in general was the force that gave man his divine spark. Shakti is the name of the female energy coiled up at the base of the spine(snake.) Snake equals transformation, fire, magic, and wisdom. It was the snake who guided Eve to eat the apple, which in turn freed her from the sleep and she awoke to consciousness. The Cobra is a graceful animal and appears always to carry an air of dignity and nobility. The physical charisma with which it is endowed is without doubt also one of the reasons why it, among all snakes, was chosen by the Nagas (an ethnic group living in Nagaland and Manipur state in the northeastern part of India) to be their totem. The most famous use of cobra symbolism is that of the royal Egyptian uraeus, worn at the forehead of the pharaoh to represent sovereignty, knowledge, life, and youth.

Also the cobra represented the sign of protection in Ancient egypt, the first answer is a matter of opinion stating the the cobra means sin and temptation or wanting to be sneaky.......ha....hogwash

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