Thursday, 9 August 2012

The King Cobra Snake


The King Cobra is the largest venomous snake in the world with a length can be as large as 6.7 meters (22 feet). This species is widespread throughout Southeast Asia and parts of India, but found mostly in forested areas. The skin is either olive green, tan or black and has a faint, pale yellow cross bands down the length of the body.The belly is cream or pale yellow, and scales are smooth.The head of a mature snake can be quite massive and bulky in appearance, though like all snakes, they can expand their jaws to swallow large prey items.




King Cobra is longest venomous snake in the world with a length up to 5,6 m (18,5 ft). This species is widespread throughout Southeast Asia and parts of India, and is found mainly in wooded areas. King Cobra is a large and powerful snake, in average of 3.6 to 4 meters (12-13 feet) in length and usually weigh about 6 kg (13.2 lbs). A very large sample was kept in captivity at London Zoo, and increased to 5,7 m (18,8 ft), before euthanasia, after the outbreak of World War II. When the smell of the meal has been detected, movements of the snake tongue to measure the position of the prey (the twin forks of the tongue acting in stereo); It also uses sharp eyesight (King cobra is able to detect moving prey almost 100 m [300 feet] away), intelligence and sensitivity to earth-borne vibration to track its prey. Following envenomation, the King Cobra will begin to swallow its prey match, while toxins begin the digestion of its victim.

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