REPTILIAN TUESDAY # 86
We’re off to Africa today to meet a very intimidating snake. Pack your gear and your passport and let’s load up the E & E safari van. Don’t forget your long lens for your camera and your binoculars, because we are staying in the vehicle to find this animal!
MEET THE RED SPITTING COBRA!
Diet: Carnivore: small mammals
Conservation Status: common
- Red spitting cobras will shoot venom if they are threatened.
- They can shoot the venom up to 6 ½ ft away.
- Red spitting cobras’ venom can cause blindness.
- Red spitting cobras are nocturnal.
- They have narrow hoods.
- Red spitting cobras have a black band of color across their necks.
Red spitting cobras are definitely amazing. They are also a snake that needs respect! We’ll give them that respect from at least 20 ft away!