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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 Comments on World’s Largest Cobra Found

  1. man thats awsome

  2. i like snakes, but i like cobras

  3. cool I lik snakes to

  4. Cobras are Snakes. Stiil neat, though.

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

    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. Cobras are so cool i like how they open their hood

  7. Cobras are big. i guess.

  8. cobras are pretty awesome. Like my girlfriend

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

    cobra snake is dangerous but intresting.

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

  11. i realy like snakes but i cant touch them

  12. Verrryyy dangerous

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