Friday, August 10, 2012

King Cobra Snake Behaviour and Diet

A Group of King Cobras is called a 'Quiver'. Despite the King Cobras fearsome reputation, it is generally a shy and reclusive animal, avoiding confrontation with people as much as possible. There are many smaller venomous snakes within this species range that are responsible for a far greater number of fatal snake bites. The King Cobra snakes diet is mainly composed of other snakes (ophiophagy - a specialized form of feeding or alimentary behaviour of animals which hunt and eat snakes). The King Cobra snake prefers non-venomous snakes, however, it will also eat other venomous snakes including kraits and Indian Cobras.

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