King Cobra (Ophiophagus hannah )

Interesting :

It is the biggest poisonous snake in the world. Its head is big, round, and blunt. It can spread the hood but it does not have star like the cobra. But, it can make the sound like the cobra. Its body is long and slender. Most of them are in brown and green color. Sometimes, it may have other colors. Its belly is in yellow to white color. It is in red or orange color under its neck.

Habitat :

It is frequently found in Thailand, India, Myanmar, Indochina, and Malaysia. For Thailand, it is most found in the forests in Nakhon Sawan, Petchaboon, and Nakhon Ratchasima.

Food :

The King Cobra likes to eat the living snakes, rats, frogs, desert monitors.

Behavior :

It is a fierce snake. Normally, it moves quite slowly but it can move fast when it is frightened. It will spread the hood to the height of about the waist or approximately one-third of the length of its body. It will spread the hood and it will hiss when human beings move closer. Normally, it lives in the forest. Normally, it is not found in plantation, orchard, or in the field. This type of snake can make a nest to lay its eggs. The King Cobra firmly bites its opponents so it is rather different from the cobra since the cobra just grabs the opponents.The King Cobra’s poison will damage the neuro-system like the poison of the Cobra but the symptom is more rapid and severe since the amount of poison is higher than that of Cobra (since its body is bigger than the cobra).

Current Status :

Vulnerable

Reproductive :

The King Cobra lays approximately 20-40 eggs once a year. It likes to make a nest in the bamboo forest. The King Cobra will hatch the eggs by itself.

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Update : 06 April 2017