Tuesday, June 5, 2012

King Cobra - Reproduction

King cobra mating season runs from January to April. Prior to mating, male and female perform a kind of nuptial dance in which face each other with heads held high. At the time of laying, the female prepares a nest of leaves, grass and thin branches. it is dangerous to get near the nest at this time because the male is always on guard. This snake, lays an average of 24 eggs, and remains coiled on the eggs until they hatch, which may last between 60 and 80 days.

King Cobra Venom

King Cobra - Venom
Despite not having the most potent venom (it as a lower toxicity than the majority of their relatives, the cobra), it has the ability to inoculate large quantities per bite, making it one of the most deadly snakes. In one bite it can inoculate up to 7 milliliters of its neurotoxic venom, enough to kill 20 people or even an elephant. A bite from this snake will bring in instant pain, blurred vision, vertigo and paralysis. Sometime after, cardiovascular and respiratory system will fail inducing coma and result in death.

The King Cobra

The King Cobra is the longest venomous snake known. It is considered to be one of the most deadly and dangerous snakes in Southeast Asia, as well as on the whole planet.

It can reach up to 5.6 m in body length.Found prevalently all over Southeast Asia some regions of the Indian Peninsula, the King Cobra is most commonly found in forest or jungle. The KingC obra is actually not of the Cobra Genus, rather forms it's own particular genus . It is the larger size and neck markings which differentiate the King Cobra from other Cobras. The difference in markings is noted for the arrow shaped markings on the King Cobra's neck area, whereas the markings on other types of Cobra are round in shape and look more like an eye (or sometimes two eyes) It's bite can be deadly to humans, even if only bitten once. The venom is so toxic as to produce a mortality rate somewhere between 33 to 75 percent likelihood of death (depending on how quickly one is treated or if antivenom was administered in time or not). Cases of attacks by King Cobras are rare however, as the King Cobra's nature is shy and tends to avoid confrontations if possible, and normally only attacks if feeling threatened or taken by surprise. It is more likely to recieve a non provoked attack from other species such as the Monocled Cobra, than for the King Cobra to attack without reason

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