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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Similar findings with another spitting cobra species, Naja sputatrix, revealed its venom to contain 3FTXs (64.2%), PL[A.sub.2] (31.2%), nerve growth factor (1.82%), and SVMPs (1.33%).
Getting the chance to work with spitting cobras in South Africa, Young took the opportunity to record the venom spray tracks aimed at his eyes.
Ashei was the first to catch a larger-than-normal spitting cobra in the 1960s.
One night in rural Myanmar, Slowinski came upon a spitting cobra lying on a road.
I can think of only two animal predators that use projectiles--the archerfish spits a drop of w ater to knock insects off of overhandling foliage, and a spitting cobra can accurately direct a spray of venom at his victim's eyes.
We wondered the same thing about the students who changed their logon names to monikers like "beef guru" and "I Am A Spitting Cobra."
Two months ago, Juma Charo, a resident, was attacked by a greyish snake which is known as fira (spitting cobra) in the local Mijikenda dialect.
And with his ton coming from just 120 balls, he took the game to the Sri Lanka spinners in precisely the way he had asked his team to play on a pitch that retained its spinning demons, but was far from the spitting cobra many predicted.
"It tells you how to do polar bear dentistry, why you should never try to out-spit a spitting cobra, and what bonnetheads, nurses and soupns have in common."
The most commonly reported serious cases result from envenomation by the Mozambique spitting cobra and the puff adder.
Wearing a mask - to avoid being blinded - he tests the accuracy of a spitting cobra.