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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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.
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.
From a fuzzy track he deduced a spitting cobra had slithered by, and churned up mud told him we were on the trail of a family of elephants.
For many, the bush experience will be entirely new and in order to operate efficiently and effectively in a guest-facing role lodge operations, interns will need to possess vital fundamental bush skills and knowledge, such as how to tell the difference between a spitting cobra and a black mamba, what to do if an elephant approaches the boma and how to identify a bird of prey calling from a distant acacia tree.
I did," he smiled proudly, adding: "from a spitting cobra.
Young remembers that Guido Westhoff had also noticed the spitting cobra's 'head wiggle', so he and his research assistant, Melissa Boetig, travelled to Horst Bleckmann's lab in the University of Bonn, Germany, to find out how spitting cobras fine-tune their venom spray.
The most commonly reported serious cases result from envenomation by the Mozambique spitting cobra and the puff adder.
Just ask Graeme Smith and Jacques Kallis, who were both hurt in Durban in a seriessettling spell on a spitting cobra of a Kingsmead track after rain.
NAIROBI:A new species of giant spitting cobra, measuring nearly nine feet and possessing enough venom to kill at least 15 people, has been discovered in Kenya, a conservation group said last night.
He gives a firsthand account of his experiences--like the time a Mozambique spitting cobra drenched his protective goggles with a jet of venom--as well as a summary of each animal's biology, distribution, and venomous status.
Wearing a mask to avoid being blinded, he tests the accuracy of a spitting cobra.