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.
* Red Spitting Cobras
can shoot venom into a person's eyes from as far away as six feet.
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.
The local effects of bites by spitting cobras
are essentially similar to those of large adder bites.
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.
Experienced South African snake handler Donald Strydom was brought in when it came to filming the dangerous spitting cobras
rear up to fire venom at victims' eyes and are accurate at five metres.