Ophiophagus hannah

King Cobra Hatchling Found!

I was hoping this year was going to be THE YEAR I found a king cobra hatchling – at least one under a meter. Alex Gillard made it happen for me, I didn’t get to find it, but we were at the same place and I’d actually just passed the place he found the little king – about 30 minutes before. Good enough for me, I just wanted to see one in the wild and get some...

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King Cobra – Largest Venomous Snake in World

King Cobra - Worst Snake to be Bitten By in Thailand. Death can occur in 10 minutes.

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, Ophiophagus. This is different from other cobras in the Naja genus which have multiple species within the genus. There has been talk...

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King Cobra Washes Over Waterfall – Phattalung, Thailand

Thailand king cobra fell over a waterfall in 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 raining very heavy that day. Some friends and I went swimming at a waterfall outside the town where we teach. All a...

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Fastest King Cobra on the Planet?

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 night before. He said it was super fast. King Cobras are fast when young… Well, my first thought was – when they’re...

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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 have a friend who lost his little brother (adult brother) to a King bite on the shoulder that killed him in less...

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