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Red Spitting Cobra

Native to Africa, the Red Spitting Cobra is a reddish to brownish red snake that would spit out venom, when threatened.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Elapidae
    Genus Naja
    Species N. pallida
    Scientific name Naja pallida

    Length 0.7 and 1.2 meters (2.3 and 3.9 ft)
    Coloration Bright salmon-red contrasting with a broad black throat band and subocular teardrop markings
    Distribution East Africa
    Habitat Dry savanna and semidesert areas near water holes
    Diet Toads, frogs, rodents, birds including raiding chickens
    Venom Fact Venomous

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    Published on January 14th 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 13th June 2019.

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