spitting cobra


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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.
Ashei was the first to catch a larger-than-normal spitting cobra in the 1960s.
Highly secretive, spitting cobras can live near houses for years without being seen.
One night in rural Myanmar, Slowinski came upon a spitting cobra lying on a road.
A spitting cobra and an imperial scorpion - one of the largest species of its kind in the world - were also found at Portlaoise but had died en route from the Czech Republic.
Wearing a mask to avoid being blinded, he tests the accuracy of a spitting cobra.
Wearing a mask - to avoid being blinded - he tests the accuracy of a spitting cobra.
Anacondas give birth underwater and Panamanian Golden Frogs demonstrate their excellent communication skills before the host suffers a very close encounter with a spitting cobra.
The award-winning filmmaker was hit in the face by venom from a spitting cobra during new wildlife series Life In Cold Blood.
Mark had the Western Barred Spitting Cobra on a grab stick but wasn't wearing his sunglasses at the time.
The scientists then ran extracts from the plants through test-tube assays for activity against venoms of the Nigerian spitting cobra (Naja naja nigricollis), puff adder (Bitis arietans), and saw-scaled viper (Echis ocellatus).
A WALESBASED scientist has been involved in the discovery of a new species of spitting cobra.