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King Cobra vs Monocled Cobra – Comparison

Below is a comparison between two deadly snakes found in Thailand and across much of Southeast Asia. Sometimes it is difficult to tell which cobra you have in front of you, but this chart should make it a little easier. You’ll also learn some cobra facts while you’re at it.

The easiest way to identify a king cobra is the much larger head. Another easy way is that any cobra over 3 meters – is a king cobra.

Monocled Cobra (Naja kaouthia) compared with King Cobra (Ophiophagus hannah)
Monocled Cobra (Naja kaouthia) compared with King Cobra (Ophiophagus hannah)