The king cobra is a venomous snake species, who belongs to the Elapidae family. King cobra is native to northern India, Southeast Asia and southern China. They prefer to live in streams of dense and open forest, dense mangrove swamps; they often stay where the temperature and humidity are constant. A king cobra is yellow, green, black or brown and also have yellow or white crossbars. The fangs of a king cobra are 0.5 inches long. It also has good eyesight to see a moving person who is 330 feet away. Despite known as an aggressive creature, the king cobra will only attack in self-defense or to protect its eggs.
King Cobra Hiss:
The hiss of a cobra is produced by tiny holes in the trachea and is vibrated by the lungs. These species feed on other snakes such as Asian rat snakes, Indian cobra and python whether venomous or non-venomous. Sometimes they also eat small mammals, lizards and eggs, the diet of a king cobra is restricted to cold-blooded snakes. King cobras mate during January and April, the female will lay 20 to 40 eggs. These are the only species to build a nest for their eggs. King cobras are threatened by the destruction of their habitat and killing by humans.
Anaconda (Anaconda Snake Facts)
Anacondas are semi-aquatic animals that are native to tropical South America. Anacondas are sturdy and muscular snakes that are thicker than other snakes; they have an adhesive black strip that rushes from the eye to the jaw. Anacondas have compressed, and large heads, all the species of anacondas have eyes and nostrils on the top of their head which allow them to see above the water. The skin of anaconda is soft and loose, which grant them to handle water absorption.
Anacondas spend most of their time in the water, either swimming or hiding. The food of young anacondas consists of rodents, snakes, fish, whereas the diet of adult anaconda includes caiman and jaguar. Once the prey is dead, the anaconda will swallow it wholly after feeding anacondas can survive without eating for weeks and months. To attract males, the female leaves an odor path; and the male anaconda stick out the tongue to pick up the feminine odor. Anacondas do not lay eggs they give birth to young ones and female can have around 30 babies. Currently, anacondas are not endangered; their population appeared to be stable. However, the primary threat to an anaconda is habitat loss as tropical forests are tumbled for agriculture.
What is the world’s Largest Venomous Snake?
The king cobra is the largest venomous snake in the world.
How Big are Anacondas?
Normally anacondas can grow to more than 29 feet, weigh more than 550 pounds, and measure more than 12 inches in diameter. Females are significantly larger than males.
Do Pythons have Venom?
No, pythons do not have venom’s, they are not venomous or poisonous. Pythons belong to the Pythonidae family, with 26 different species. Ball pythons, who is the most popular snake for trade, belongs to this family and the world’s largest snake, the reticulated python is also a member of this family.
What Animal Fights Cobra?
The Indian grey mongoose is known to fight and kill a cobra, due to their thick coat, cleverness and a special organic substance present in their body that delivers them to immune the snake venom
King cobra vs Anaconda:
|Scientific name-||The scientific name of the king cobra is Ophiophagus Hannah.||Scientific name of anaconda is eunectes murinus.|
|Size-||An adult king cobra is 10.4 to 13.1 feet long.||Green anaconda can grow to more than 29 feet.|
The average size of a yellow anaconda is between 10.8 to 14.4 feet.
The average size of a dark-spotted anaconda is 9 feet.
Bolivian anacondas can
grow to 13 to 15 feet long.
|Weight-||King cobra can weigh up to 20 pounds.||Green anaconda can weigh more than 500 pounds.|
Yellow anaconda can weigh 120 pounds.
Dark spotted anaconda can weigh 55 to 75 pounds.
|Species-||There are no species of the king cobra.||There are four different species of anacondas-|
Dark spotted anaconda
|Nature-||Anacondas are solitary snakes.||King cobras are also solitary and diurnal snakes.|
|Life span-||The life span of an anaconda in the wild is ten years whereas in captivity it can survive up to 30 years.||King cobra can live for 20 years in the wild.|
Python and King Cobra Fight:
As we know that king cobra possesses enough venom to kill 20 humans or an Asiatic elephant, so it is a possibility that a cobra will defeat the python. King cobra is also able to detect its prey, and it is much faster and agile than python. If king cobra got a chance to bite a python, then it will be difficult for him to survive against a cobra. On the other hand, if a python is able to make a grip on the cobra, then python will win. It is believed that once python got a grip on its prey, he will not leave the prey alive. Python can crush the bone of its prey and make the prey’s heart-beat stop by their body weight. Both the species acquire a certain set of skill, and both of them are equally dangerous.