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Snouted Cobra

Snouted Cobra is a species of African serpents that are extremely poisonous. They are nocturnal and are not found in forested regions.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Elapidae
    Genus Naja
    Subgenus Uraeus
    Species N. annulifera
    Scientific Name Naja annulifera


    Other Names Banded Egyptian cobra
    Length 3.9 to 5.9 feet (average)
    Color Coloration varies from yellowish to greyish-brown, dark brown or blue-black
    Distribution Southern Africa (arid and moist Savannah)
    Habitat Bushveld and lowveld areas
    Diet Toads, lizards, birds, bird eggs, rodents, and other smaller snakes
    Venom Fact Highly venomous
    Breeding Season Summer
    Clutch Size 8 to 33 eggs
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)

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    Published on January 5th 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 13th June 2019.

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