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.

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