Tag - snakes

A spitting cobra is one of several species of cobras that have the ability to eject venom from their fangs when defending themselves against predators. The sprayed venom is harmless to intact skin. However, it can cause permanent blindness if introduced to...

The king cobra is the world's longest venomous snake, averaging 3.64 m (1213 feet) in length and typically weighing about 6 kg (13.2 lb). Despite their large size, king cobras are fast and agile. This species is widespread throughout Southeast Asia and p...

Crotalus adamanteus is a venomous pitviper species found in the southeastern United States. It is the heaviest (though not longest) venomous snake in the Americas and the largest rattlesnake. No subspecies are currently recognized. A 7 ft., 3 in. specimen ...

The coral snakes are a large group of elapid snakes that can be subdivided into two distinct groups, Old World coral snakes and New World coral snakes. Coral snakes are most notable for their red, yellow/white, and black colored banding. (Several nonvenomo...

The Green Anaconda is one of the world's longest snakes, reaching 57 m (18-23ft) long (known to be exceeded only by the reticulated python Python reticulatus). Reports of anacondas 35-40 feet also exist but such claims need to be regarded with caution as ...

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