Friday, 2 September 2011
India's most poison snake
MONOCLED COBRA-Naja naja
It is India’s good snake, a valuable exterminator of rats and mice. Monocled cobras have Neuro toxic venom affecting nerves, brain, and causing death very quickly without treatment. They are very fast strikers. The baby monocled cobras are every bit as the most deadly snakes as their parents.
A large specimen would attain 2 meters in length. Typically yellowish or dark brown, with a black and white spectacle marking on the neck that is only obvious when the snake is aroused and the hood is spread.
There is also a pair of black and white spots on the undersurface of the hood of the monocled cobra.
Southern Asia especially in Thailand and indo-Australian archipelago.
Found in a wide range of habitats; forest, farmland, even towns under houses of people, on trees especially early in the morning when the sun rises.
Mice, frogs, eggs and reptiles.
Lays 10 to 30 eggs
Species: Naja kaouthia.