Longest Venomous Snake

Sunday, August 9, 2009

The longest venomous snake is the king cobra (Ophiophagus Hannah), also called the hamadryad, which measures 3.65 – 4.5 m (12 – 15 ft) in length and is found in Southeast Asia and India. The head of the king cobra is as big as a man’s hand and it can stand tall enough to look an adult human, being in the eye. Its venom can stun the nervous system and cause asphyxiation while other toxins start digesting the paralysed victim. The venom in a single bite from a king cobra is enough to kill and elephant or 20 people.


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