Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Largest King Cobra on Record

King Cobra is one of the highly venomous snake. It typically grows 12 - 13 ft (3.6-4m). It typically weights about 6kg (13.2 lbs). It is fast and agile despite its size.

The largest King Cobra on record when captured was measured 17 ft 6 in (5.5 m). In 1937, it was captured in Malaysia and sent to London Zoo. It grew to 18ft (5.7m) in the captivity. In 1939, when Word War II began, keepers destroyed the King Cobra. The Zoo keepers were feared it could escape in case The Zoo is bombed.

The King Cobra need not hunt for weeks after one large meal. It is immune to its own kind of venom. It own hurt if one bites another.

Once a zoo keeper foolishly put King Cobra with six other cobras. The next day King Cobra ate all the six other Cobras. King Cobra rarely attacks human, one bite can bring down an elephant.

Take  a look at these videos.

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