The King Cobra is the world’s longest and venomous snake. The name makes any of us scared extremely. There is no chance to survive if someone gets a sweet kiss from the King Cobra. Here are some more details about the King Cobra.
King Cobra belongs to its scientific name of Ophiophagus Hannah. They are found in different parts of Asia and Africa. They are the longest and venomous snake in the world. They grow up to 5.5 meters (18 feet) in length and their weight is approximately 13 lbs. The venom of the snake is known as neurotoxin which kills any human within 15 minutes. The King Cobra can deliver a large quantity of highly potent venom in a single bite.
King Cobra consumes various types of snakes, even venomous snakes like the krait and sizable species like the pythons. The most common food of the King Cobra is rat snake.
Some more amazing facts about the King Cobra:
The quantity of venom a King Cobra delivers in a single bite can kill easily an adult elephant.
The King Cobra is the only species of snake that has the ability to spit their venom with the perfect accuracy at a close range.
It is strange to see that even the young ones in this species has much venom like a full grown adult and hence they are also equally dangerous.
The King Cobra is the only snake species in the world that builds up a nest to lay down eggs.
The female lays down nearly 20-40 eggs on an average and those eggs are get hatched after the incubation period of 60 to 90 days.
The lifespan of King Cobra is around 20 years on an average.