When irritated, the neck of a cobra swells at the same time it raises the front part of its body vertically, holding it straight and rigid.

Cobra

When irritated, the neck of a cobra swells at the same time it raises the front part of its body vertically,…

Cobras are highly poisonous snakes belonging to the Elapidae family.

Cobra

Cobras are highly poisonous snakes belonging to the Elapidae family.

A cobra.

Cobra

A cobra.

Cobras are venomous snakes of the familys Elapidae, of several genera, but particularly Naja. (Non-cobra elapidae include the taipans, brown snakes, tiger snakes, fierce snakes, coral snakes, mambas and sea snakes.) Cobras generally inhabit tropical and desert regions of Asia and Africa. When feeling threatened, cobras can rear up and flatten their heads into an instantly recognisable warning posture. The rest of the time their heads are symmetrical and they look much like any other snake bites.

Cobra Head

Cobras are venomous snakes of the familys Elapidae, of several genera, but particularly Naja. (Non-cobra…

A hindu snake charmer.

Hindu juggler

A hindu snake charmer.

A cobra, or hooded serpent. This species can be found in India.

Hooded serpent

A cobra, or hooded serpent. This species can be found in India.