World’s Largest Cobra Found

A new species of cobra has been identified as the world’s largest spitting cobra. Discovered in Kenya, this species is called Naja ashei after James Ashe, who founded the snake farm on which the cobra was found.

Growing up to 15 feet, this type of cobra is known for spitting venom from the mouth to protect against predators. The venom is harmless on human skin, but it can cause blindness if it comes into contact with the eyes.

According to WildlifeDirect, how many Naja ashei — or Large Brown Spitting Cobras as they are commonly classified — exist in the wild is not currently known. In East Africa, venomous snakes are generally killed on sight.

Click here to see pictures and read more about this new cobra.

13 Responses to “World’s Largest Cobra Found”

  1. python1992
    December 10, 2007 at 6:44 pm #

    man thats awsome

  2. ragun5678
    December 10, 2007 at 6:45 pm #

    i like snakes, but i like cobras

  3. victor
    December 11, 2007 at 2:22 pm #

    cool I lik snakes to

  4. Me
    December 12, 2007 at 3:47 pm #

    Cobras are Snakes. Stiil neat, though.

  5. eka saputra ^jepoen^
    December 21, 2007 at 9:13 am #

    I’ve seen the pictures , they are NOT as big as I expected… Yes I know venomous snakes are never gonna be as big as python or anaconda

  6. homie
    February 26, 2008 at 10:49 am #

    Cobras are so cool i like how they open their hood

  7. dude101
    November 2, 2008 at 6:48 pm #

    Cobras are big. i guess.

    • Big Red Bunny
      January 12, 2010 at 6:53 pm #

      That Is So Awsome

  8. hello
    November 2, 2008 at 6:50 pm #

    cobras are pretty awesome. Like my girlfriend

  9. raj,india
    May 29, 2009 at 5:03 am #

    cobra snake is dangerous but intresting.

  10. jake
    April 27, 2011 at 9:38 pm #

    Cobras usually grow upto 16 FEET .So the one that has been found is not the largest .

  11. Anonymous
    November 15, 2011 at 12:13 pm #

    i realy like snakes but i cant touch them

  12. gautham
    September 23, 2012 at 11:08 pm #

    Verrryyy dangerous

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