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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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So spitting cobras defend themselves by initially tracking an aggressor's movements.
Welsh snake experts have discovered a new species of giant spitting cobra that can kill 20 people with a single dose of venom.
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.
Experiments with spitting cobras are too dangerous to perform.
The researchers conducted the new study with the help of spitting cobras, Naja pallida and Naja nigricollis.
Spitting cobras rear up to fire venom at victims' eyes and are accurate at five metres.
AFTER watching Celebrity Sleepover on BBC1, which featured Frank Bruno, the kind gentle giant, I would rather have had one hundred spitting cobras staying at my house.
On the smaller scale of things it can mean spitting cobras popping up out of the grass as you mow the lawn.
The spitting cobras cause pronounced cyto- and neurotoxicity.