Chinese Cobras Spit?

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Chinese Cobras Spit?

Post by LouB747 » September 20th, 2019, 11:22 am

Found a few snakes in Hong Kong. I didn't know Chinese Cobras could spit.


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Re: Chinese Cobras Spit?

Post by AEthelred » September 21st, 2019, 3:50 am

Great video I really liked that

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Re: Chinese Cobras Spit?

Post by LouB747 » September 25th, 2019, 1:21 pm

Thanks so much. Appreciated!

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Re: Chinese Cobras Spit?

Post by Jimi » September 25th, 2019, 3:38 pm

Yeah Lou I always enjoy your stuff.

I thought just about any non-giant cobra you saw in Asia "might be a spitter". Like, just assume it is and don't dick around & get an eyeful. Just something I picked up osmotically I guess. Not the most reliable method, but certainly low-effort. Ha ha ha.

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Re: Chinese Cobras Spit?

Post by AEthelred » September 26th, 2019, 5:07 am

Stereotypicaly African cobras are spitters and Asian Cobras are bitters but there are a few Asian Cobras that spit.I think Bangladesh has a spitting cobra

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Re: Chinese Cobras Spit?

Post by Chaitanya » September 29th, 2019, 6:16 am

Even the Naja kouthua from India spit venom.

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Re: Chinese Cobras Spit?

Post by dendrelaphis » September 30th, 2019, 9:04 am

Beautiful cobra!

Naja sumatrana from the Sunda region (Malaysia etc.) certainly spits

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