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
(Last Updated: 26 July 2016) Naja kaouthia, 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. Monocled cobras seem to be everywhere in Thailand. I had a friend … Continue reading Monocled Cobras – Venomous – Very Deadly
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
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)
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.
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 (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
Find out here – our latest research with a juvenile King Cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) reveals the size difference between a very thin needle and a neonate King Cobra’s fang. Find Out HERE.
After finding this dead neonate King Cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) on the road, we were fascinated to see how small the fangs were in the front of the upper jaw. We set out to answer the question… JUST HOW SHARP ARE KING COBRA FANGS? Juvenile King Cobra fangs are not just sharp, they are ULTRA SHARP. … Continue reading How Sharp Are King Cobra Fangs?