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Biggest King Cobra in India

by Hunk Fun on September 15, 2010

Biggest King Cobra

 

Biggest King Cobra


This is the Biggest King Cobra ever found in the world.It was caught in Aralam Farm(Around 55 Km east of kannur town near iritty) in kannur district,kerala,India on March 07 2009 by Sreenath,which is weighing around 35kgs and 3.8mrts long.

After catching the biggest king cobra,sreenath was selected by the WildLife Adventures Crew in N.G.C

 

Description:-

The king cobra is the sole member of genus Ophiophagus, while most other cobras are members of the genus Naja. They can be identified from other cobras by size and hood marks. King cobras are larger than other cobras, and the stripe on the neck is like the symbol "^" instead of a double or single eye(s) shape that may be seen in most of the other cobras. A foolproof method of identification if the head is clearly visible is the presence of a pair of large scales known as occipitals, at the back of the top of the head. These are behind the usual "nine-plate" arrangement typical of colubrids and elapids, and are unique to the king cobra.

The skin of this snake is either olive-green, tan, or black, and it has faint, pale yellow cross bands down the length of the body. The belly is cream or pale yellow, and the scales are smooth. Juveniles are shiny black with narrow yellow bands (can be mistaken for a banded krait, but readily identified with its expanded hood). The head of a mature snake can be quite massive and bulky in appearance, though like all snakes, they can expand their jaws to swallow large prey items. It has