Description: Also known as the Asiatic cobra. Usually slate gray to brown overall. The back of the hood may or may not have a pattern.
Characteristics: A very common species responsible for many deaths each year. When aroused or threatened, the cobra will lift its head off the ground and spread its hood, making it more menacing. Its venom is highly neurotoxic, causing respiratory paralysis with some tissue damage. The cobra would rather retreat if possible, but if escape is shut off, it will be a dangerous creature to deal with.
Habitat: Found in any habitat cultivated farms, swamps, open fields, and human dwelling where it searches for rodents.
Length: Average 1.2 meters, maximum 2.1 meters.
Distribution: All of Asia.Back to Poisonous Snakes and Lizards