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spitting cobra

(spĭt′ĭng)
n.
Any of several cobras of the genus Naja or the closely related ringhals snake that spray venom at an attacker's eyes, which can cause temporary or permanent blindness.
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This polyvalent antivenom was developed against venoms from puff adder, gaboon viper, rinkals, mambas, cape cobra, forest cobra, snouted cobra, and Mozambique spitting cobra but not the zebra snake.
Young remembers that Guido Westhoff had also noticed the spitting cobra's 'head wiggle', so he and his research assistant, Melissa Boetig, travelled to Horst Bleckmann's lab in the University of Bonn, Germany, to find out how spitting cobras fine-tune their venom spray.
You run across green mambas, puff adders and spitting cobras," he said.
Dr Wolfgang Wuster at University of Wales,Bangor's school of biological sciences even used DNA analysis on a small sample of scale taken from the type of spitting cobra which had been given to the zoo as part of an illegal pet trade confiscation operation.
Cover-seeking behavior in red spitting cobras (Naja mossambica pallida): Effects of tactile cues and darkness.
White-fronted African bee eaters will face spitting cobras, forage tirelessly for bees and delay having their own young--all to help close relatives raise a clutch of baby birds.
Spitting cobras rarely miss their targets when they spit venom from their fangs.
London, May 30 (ANI): Spitting cobras are known for their exceptional ability to spew venom in the face of the victims.
Spitting cobras rear up to fire venom at victims' eyes and are accurate at five metres.