The Indian Cobra - how to identify

The Indian Cobra - how to identify

The Indian Cobra is a medium-sized venomous snake found in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.

When these snakes feel threatened, they open their hood.

How to identify

How to identify

Most Indian Cobras have a spectacled-shaped design on the back of the hood.

How to identify

How to identify

The scales of Indian Cobras are shaped like wheat grains.

How to identify

How to identify

The colour varies greatly from yellowish gray to black/brown, even reddish sometimes.

How to identify

How to identify

The typical length of these snakes is 3 to 5 ft.

How to identify

How to identify

These snakes are generally seen during the day.

Indian Cobras have deadly neurotoxic venom.

Indian Cobras are the most encountered venomous snakes in India.

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