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Zebra Spitting Cobra

Naja nigricincta

Description:

Naja nigricincta is a species of spitting cobra in the genus Naja. Naja is a genus of venomous elapid snakes. Although several other genera share the common name, Naja species are the most recognized and most widespread group of snakes commonly known as cobras.

Habitat:

Native to parts of southern Africa.

Notes:

I was approximately 3 meters away, and wearing protective eye wear.

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33 Comments (1–25)

koixtreme
koixtreme a year ago

According to "A complete guide to the snakes of southern Afrika-by Johan Marais" this should be a naja nigricollis nigricincta...!!!
One of three subspecies in Namibia. Well spotted

koixtreme
koixtreme a year ago

Sorry. .. Nicricincta nicricincta?

koixtreme
koixtreme a year ago

Thanks for this stunning photo!
We here in Namibia are very privaledged with the rich snake diversaty!

Regards from Windhoek
Gert

P.S. is it a nicrivinct

GeoffreyPalmer
GeoffreyPalmer a year ago

Thank you DhruvBhojwani for your comments. Nice to be a part of a community where such positive words are used to describe a generally feared creature. Love it!

DhruvBhojwani
DhruvBhojwani a year ago

im impressed

DhruvBhojwani
DhruvBhojwani a year ago

so cute

DhruvBhojwani
DhruvBhojwani a year ago

adorable!

GeoffreyPalmer
GeoffreyPalmer a year ago

Thank you everybody! And thank you to Project Noah for making this encounter SOTD!

Wow!

matimar1
matimar1 a year ago

Excellent it it the SOTD!

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga a year ago

Congratulations!!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar a year ago

Wow... Wonderful...

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez a year ago

Congratulations Geoffrey

Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler a year ago

Nice pictures, Congratulations!

Johan Heyns
Johan Heyns a year ago

Well done. Congratulations

Azura Firdaus W
Azura Firdaus W a year ago

Congratulations

Azura Firdaus W
Azura Firdaus W a year ago

wow amazing spotting

EppieBillena
EppieBillena a year ago

That's a beautiful snake and I give you credit for sharing never had seen a picture of unusual cobra. Does it lives more in trees or holes or crevesies?

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri a year ago

Congratulations Geoffrey Palmer,

Wild Things
Wild Things a year ago

Lovely spotting! Congratulations!

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh a year ago

Lovely hood! Congrats.

Argy Bee
Argy Bee a year ago

Oooh... warning posture! Congrats on SOTD.

Congratulations Geofrey, well deserved SOTD.

Maria dB
Maria dB a year ago

Congratulations on your SOTD!

Yasser
Yasser a year ago

Congratulations! This awesome encounter has been selected as Spotting of the Day! Thanks for all the fantastic contributions.

"The sprayed venom of the Zebra Spitting Cobra can cause permanent blindness if introduced to the eye and left untreated."

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Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia

Lat: -20.40, Long: 16.96

Spotted on Feb 23, 2009
Submitted on Jul 29, 2012

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