King cobra vs Indian python - the differences

King Cobra is the largest venomous snake in the world. It has potent neurotoxin venom.


Indian python is a non-venomous snake. It kills its prey by constriction.


King Cobra is the LONGEST commonly found snake in India. It can grow over 15 ft in length.

Indian Python (Indian Rock Python) is the HEAVIEST commonly found snake in India. Large indivisuals can easily weigh over 30 kgs.

King Cobra primarily eats other snakes.


Indian Pythons primarily eat small mammals and birds.


King Cobra has a large habitat range as compared with Indian Python. They are found in India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, and various southeast Asian countries.


Indian Pythons are found in India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, and Bangladesh. There have been rare sightings of Indian Pythons in some southeast Asian countries.


King Cobra - Ophiophagus hannah Indian Python - Python molurus

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