spitting cobra


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spit·ting 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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Noun1.spitting cobra - aggressive cobra widely distributed in Africaspitting cobra - aggressive cobra widely distributed in Africa; rarely bites but spits venom that may cause blindness
genus Naja, Naja - cobras
cobra - venomous Asiatic and African elapid snakes that can expand the skin of the neck into a hood
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A raging bull, spitting cobra, peacocks, pandas, trees and plants, hills and waterfalls have all taken shape with the help of metal frames, reused fabric, glass and plastic bottles and LED lights.
Mengkhim said there are six main kinds of venomous snakes in Cambodia that are known to bite people, including the monocled cobra, the king cobra and the Thai spitting cobra.
Although being attacked by a severed snake head seems unusual, Sean Bush, a snake expert at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University told NBC News in 2014 that it's "very common" for snake heads to still bite because it's "a last-ditch effort to survive." In 2014, a Chinese chef was reportedly killed by the head of a spitting cobra as he prepared serve its body for soup, according to the China Daily.
Using animatronic technology, 14 dynamic scenes have been created featuring moving models of both prehistoric predators and modernday carnivores - ranging from a spitting cobra and a Komodo dragon to a great white shark and a polar bear, complete with earsplitting roars and howls.
"Snakes usually come out in the hot weather and during the rains." He has taken photographs of many snakes, such as the orange cobra, elegant racer, bitis arietans and red spitting cobra, as well as dotted bitis snake, black spitting cobra and echis carinatus.
The protein components of the spitting cobra of Naja sputatrix comprises the proteins, three-finger toxins (3FTXs), phospholipase [A.sub.2] (PL[A.sub.2]), nerve growth factors, and snake venom metalloproteinase in that order [15].
The most common syndrome has been reported as PPS from cytotoxic venom, most usually due to a bite from a puff adder, rinkhals or Mozambique spitting cobra, [1,5] which is very much in keeping with our findings.
"It's in poem form and tells you how to do polar bear dentistry, why you should never try to outspit a spitting cobra, and what bonnetheads, nurses and soupfins have in common.
FACTUAL This opening episode of the wildlife show finds the Lost actor in Kenya tracking down the incredible giant spitting cobra.
The title refers to the nickname of a career hitman, whose crime scene signature is a shell casing bearing a carefully engraved Mozambique spitting cobra poised to strike.
What I thought a line was where rain had fallen and run across the track was the trail of a Mozambique spitting cobra.
From a fuzzy track, he deduced a spitting cobra had slithered by while churned up mud told him we were on the trail of a family of elephants.