Mocambique Spitting Cobra

The Mocambique Spitting Cobra or Naja mossambica is probably the most dangerous snake second to the Mamba. When confronted this snake can rear up two thirds of its body and can spit its venom with quick moving accuracy. The venom is ejected from two small holes near the tip of the teeth and is usually aimed at the eyes. The effect is instantaneous causing intense smarting and inflammation and if not washed out with milk or water will cause permanent blindness.
Thanks to Ric and Sharee for sending me this pic from Botswana.

Mocambique Spitting Cobra

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