King Cobra – Venomous – Deadly

KING COBRA (Ophiophagus hannah – Thailand King Cobra) In Greek, ‘snake eater.’ Sometimes called ‘Hamadryad.’ Discovered and described by Danish naturalist, Theodore Edward Cantor in 1836. The species name, hannah reflects the snake’s arboreal habits, from Greek mythology it refers to tree dwelling nymphs of the same name. (Page Updated: 16 September 2016) IDENTIFICATION Ophiophagus … Continue reading King Cobra – Venomous – Deadly

King Cobras On the Brain

When I first got back into snakes about nine years ago, I saw my first King Cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) at a snake show on the island of Koh Samui in Thailand’s Surat Thani province. The snake was beat up – there were scars all over it. The face was nose-rubbed horribly, and I couldn’t see … Continue reading King Cobras On the Brain

Monocled Cobras – Venomous – Very Deadly

Last Updated: 6 September 2016 Naja kaouthia – Monocled Cobra The monocled cobra is one of Thailand’s most deadly snakes – with highly toxic (neurotoxic + cytotoxic) venom. One bite on your toe from one that jumps out from under your outdoor refrigerator can kill you. I heard the story direct from a woman which … Continue reading Monocled Cobras – Venomous – Very Deadly

King Cobra Washes Over Waterfall – Phattalung, Thailand

Click images to enlarge. Robert Abrams sent me some photos of a snake he said washed over Menora waterfall he was relaxing at, the location is about 40 km outside of Ampur Muang, Phattalung province, southern Thailand. It was none other than the ultimate venomous snake, the king cobra. In his words – “It was … Continue reading King Cobra Washes Over Waterfall – Phattalung, Thailand

Fastest King Cobra on the Planet? (Video)

It’s a sensational headline, but I thought it was important that you read this if you handle venomous snakes at all – and even if you don’t. (King cobra video below) I got a call from my friend this morning. He told me they caught a 2+ meter king cobra at a palm plantation the … Continue reading Fastest King Cobra on the Planet? (Video)

Worst Snake To Be Bitten By in Thailand? The King Cobra.

This is a tough call because Thailand has a few snakes that could kill you within a couple hours if you weren’t able to reach medical care quickly enough. I think the King Cobra, if it got a good bite on you – would be the worst snake to be bitten by in the country. I … Continue reading Worst Snake To Be Bitten By in Thailand? The King Cobra.

King Cobra Research

Research Links to King Cobra Topics Some of these links lead to full papers, others lead to abstracts and summaries of research which require a fee to view. Complete Papers David Worrell. Guidelines for the Management of Snake-bites. World Health Organization. 2010. Download free PDF here. Vern’s Note – this is a must have document … Continue reading King Cobra Research

King Cobra – Largest Venomous Snake in World

KING COBRA (Ophiophagus hannah – Thailand King Cobra) In Greek, ‘snake eater.’ Sometimes called ‘Hamadryad.’ Discovered and described by Danish naturalist, Theodore Edward Cantor in 1836. The species name, hannah reflects the snake’s arboreal habits, from Greek mythology it refers to tree dwelling nymphs of the same name. IDENTIFICATION Ophiophagus hannah occupies its own genus, … Continue reading King Cobra – Largest Venomous Snake in World