The Gabonese cobra belongs to the Viperidae subfamily, mainly distributed at low altitudes in South Africa (South Africa). It also has other names like the gray butterfly cobra, the obese jungle snake, the Gabon gray cobra, … and is very heat resistant.
With a maximum length of over 2m, weighing over 20kg, it is the largest species of cobra in the world. It is also the species of snake with the longest fangs in the world, so the poison dose of the Gabonese cobra is higher than any other poisonous snake.
The head is triangular, white or black, between the nostrils there are small horns, large eyes make them extremely frightening.
Although slowly moving due to its large swallowing body, the Gabonese cobra is a poisonous snake that possesses the ability to hunt with almost absolute precision.
They are often motionless in support, taking advantage in particular of their perfect camouflage under the dry leaves, then attack actively. Instead of curling up, crawling like normal snakes, the cobra moves in a straight line.
This snake’s hunting time is concentrated on the first 6 hours when night falls. The food ration of the Gabonese cobra consists of rodents such as rabbits, mice, birds, monkeys, porcupines, small royal antelopes …
This cobra’s spawning period is in late summer about 7 months after pregnancy. With a reproductive cycle of around 2 to 3 years, a mother snake can lay dozens of baby snakes in a single birth.
It sounds scary, but the Gabonese cobra does not actively attack people. It only bites when humans accidentally step on it or attack it first.
Gabonese cobra bites contain extremely high levels of poison, which can initially cause swelling, severe pain, seizures, unconsciousness, necrosis … Then, if not quickly first aid can even lead to death. death. The lumpy body of a giant poisonous snake.