Indian cobras (Naja naja) are known by many common names like spectacled cobra, Asian cobra, and binocellate cobra.
They are one of the big four snake species in India along with the king cobra, russel viper, echis carinatus and banded krait.
They have fangs in the front of their mouths, which contain venom that penetrates into the body of their prey.
The venom of the Indian cobra contains neurotoxins that actively react with the nervous system and paralyses the body of the victim.
This majestic creature is distinguishable from other species by their large and quite impressive hood.
This snake has a potentially lethal venom stored in their venom glands and they force the venom through the fangs when they bite the victim.
This species of the king cobra is native to India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Pakistan. The Indian cobra has been historically linked to snake charmers in popular culture.
Indian cobras hide in small mammal dens, termite mounds, tree hollows, and rock piles. After envenomation, the prey become paralyzed and die within 15 minutes to two hours.
Indian cobras, also known as binocellate cobra, can be identified by their impressive hoods which have a spectacle-like mark on the back.
The color and pattern of the Indian cobra are subject to change according to their location. They also have a wide black band on the underside of their neck.
They have a long neck and wide head. They are medium-sized cobras. The scales of these snakes are smooth and sometimes form a pattern of ragged bands.
When they are confronted by huмคห beings or other large predators, they can be identified by the Indian cobra defense posture.
These animals eat small mammals like rats, birds, frogs, and toads. Their diet is entirely carnivorous, and these animals envenomate their prey in order to consume it entirely.
Naja Indian cobras (spectacled cobras) can be found throughout a wide range of habitats in South Asia.
The preferred Indian cobra habitat is a tropical savanna, dry and moist forests, and wetlands.
They also can be found creeping in agricultural lands in wheat crops and paddy fields, and also in heavily populated urban areas.
Reproduction in Indian cobras, also known as binocellate cobra, occurs sexually.
Female Indian cobras are oviparous in nature and lay eggs between the months of April and July.
The eggs are guarded by the female Indian cobra throughout the incubation period, unlike other cobras who leave their eggs unattended.
If any predator tries to invade the termite mound, rat hole or tree holes where the eggs are placed, the mother will strike the predator and kill it with her venom.
The average litter size of the Indian cobra is between ten and 30 eggs, the eggs hatch after an incubation period of 48 to 69 days.
These animals are highly poisonous snakes who have been responsible for мคหy huмคห deaths in India and South Asia.
Cobra venom contains neurotoxins which work actively to break down the nervous system of the victim, killing them after an attack of paralysis.