The King Cobra: Fact File of This Great Snake

King Cobra is the longest, poisonous snake in the world. A bite by this extremely dangerous animal noble animal can be fatal.

A bite by this noble animal can be fatal. King Cobra, the longest poisonous snake in the world, can be an extremely dangerous predator. Slithering across the sand, camouflaged, until they are stepped on, when they raise themselves up to 8 feet……and strikes! This Hooded Killer is extremely dangerous to all types of animals around the world.

The Life of the King Cobra

The King Cobra, also known as the “Ophiophogus Hannah”, is the largest type of venomous snake in the world. Their color is usually a pale olive or yellow olive colour. Their length usually can be up to 19 feet! Their fangs are extremely long, sometimes, it can grow more than 0.5 inches long! The King Cobra is one of the many known snakes in the world. Their length usually can be up to 19 feet long! Their fangs are extremely long, sometimes growing than 0.5 inches in length! The King Cobra is one of the many known snakes in the world.

The King Cobra, even though fierce is a very shy animal. They live throughout the South- Western Asia and the East Indies. They are deaf, like all other snakes and hunts at all times of day, but rarely seen at night. This dangerous reptile usually eats lizards, but eats snakes as well, including poisonous snakes! They use their forked tongues to smell, and can smell blood over a mile long.

What Does the King Cobra Do Everyday?

Slithering across the sand, with their hood open wide, ready to strike, but they do not attack for just for fun. King Cobras only attack when they need food, or is feeling threatened. Sometimes, when a King Cobra accidently tramples over another King Cobra’s territory, they might start wrestling. They wrestle with their head, and the first one to push the other’s head down wins.

King Cobras are not much of a social animal. It usually prefers to hunt alone, unless he or she is mating. Living through out Southern-Asia in swampy marsh areas, sometimes having the temperature rise to 94 degrees Fahrenheit, the cobra’s main defence is his/her poison. His poison may not be as lethal as some other snakes, but when forced to, he may deliver enough poison to kill an elephant or 10 people!

The Deadly Venom of the Cobra

The venom is a very important part of his body, because, without it, it will be almost impossible to catch food and they will most likely die of starvation. The King Cobra’s venom is mostly composed of proteins and polypeptides. When bitten by the King Cobra, the venom is sent out through your body, and stuns your nervous system. When your nervous system stops, it usually stops your breathing. It would be fatal if any animal gets bitten by this deadly animal.

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12 Responses to “The King Cobra: Fact File of This Great Snake”
  1. Any Says...

    On February 8, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    Cool ARTICLE!!!


  2. Ho Says...

    On February 13, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    Great article very informative. Im gonna press liked it…


  3. LITTLE_A213 Says...

    On May 4, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    The thing that was cool about the cobra is that they are the only ones to make nests and that is cool!!!!!!!!!


  4. Mizz_Angel Says...

    On June 8, 2008 at 11:38 am

    Does anyone know the amount of venom needed to kill an adult human being? Plz! or if anyone knows a site that’s really good to find out facts. plz reply!


  5. jinka_797 Says...

    On October 21, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    i love it..i wanna marry it..=]


  6. awesomegirl98 Says...

    On April 2, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    I think this article was a little boring, probably because i knew almost all of the facts anyway. in the first paragraph, the author repeated alot of things. and a good place to look for great info, you can go to FactHound.com


  7. cheyenna Says...

    On May 6, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    i think there is a lot of info and it is very usefull


  8. sunny jj Says...

    On August 18, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    the article is very interesting an you are learnig about what cobras do and what ther enviorments are.


  9. xbethx Says...

    On September 21, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    Great artical !!!!!!!!!!!! sicki !!!!!!!!!!!!


  10. Buggy Says...

    On October 14, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    this is great info for a prodject i am assigned.


  11. Krishna Kanth Says...

    On June 13, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    Very good info..

    Could you also update an average snake lenght based on its age. Just curious to know if we see a 5 ft cobra . how old would that be..

    Also are all Cobra’s with a hood and the standard “v mark” on teh back of its hood – qualify as a King cobra


  12. black outt Says...

    On September 30, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    wo i luv snakes


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