Can you eat a spitting cobra?
Regarding this, can a spitting cobra kill you?
Cobras live in Africa and Asia where they kill thousands of people each year. The scariest thing about cobras is that some species don't even have to bite you to injure you. They can spit venom a distance of three feet, and they always aim for the eyes.
Accordingly, how does a spitting cobra spit?
Not all cobras can spit. Those that can have a specially modified fang with a small hole in it. "When the snake contracts its venom gland, it squeezes a small amount out at high pressure. The venom hits the floor of the fang hole, bounces upward and out," Altimari said.
KEYs To IDENTIFICATION: This snake may have a monocle, U, V, or H shape on the back of the neck (hood). 2.) If the snake hoods and spits, it is likely one of the two spitting cobras. SIMILAR VENOMOUS SPECIES: Monocled Cobra (N.