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Old 05-19-2011, 08:28 PM
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Spitting cobras track first!

Ok so I am spamming science news today *lol*

It's amazing how well some of these snakes can see...

can now someone explain to me how the cobra can see eyemovement? while some only body heat? or did I miss something in the article?

Spitting cobras track first, predict later
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Old 11-26-2011, 05:40 PM
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Re: Spitting cobras track first!

I live in South Africa and one of the most common snakes in Johannesburg is the Rinkhals or African Spitting Cobra they will spit and do so very accurately. Mozambique Spitting Cobras also occur in South Africa and can spit up to 2m also in the eyes, these guys can also spit from inside holes or under bushes. These snakes spit at moving objects and can be made to spit at a snake hook or tong if it is moved about. The venom of South African spitting cobras is cytotoxic with the exception of the rinkhals which has nerotoxic venom, bites are very serious and require medical care and anti venom. Venom in the eye is washed out as ASAP with any liquid you have on you.
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Old 02-14-2012, 05:28 PM
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Re: Spitting cobras track first!

Amazing things like this are why I want to eventually work with hots! Cobras have amazing eyesight, and are reputed to be smart as #$%^&#$%^&#$%^&#$%^&... which makes them awesome, but also much more dangerous when they just happen to be out to deter you from being in their vicinity, or think you might be trying to eat them lol... I hope I never get hit by one of those guys, bite or spit. Definitely awe inspiring.
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