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Spectacled cobra

Naja naja


Scales smooth,glossy.presence of spectacled marking makes identification easy. size ranges from 0.8 feet to 7.25 feet. easy to identify from other similar looking snakes like rat snake,banded racer is that the third and fourth supralabial scales of this snake touches the by day and night.feeds on rodents and toads.very common snake with medical importance.Fast and alert but very shy.tend to escape most time if encountered.climbs well.


Both dry and wet vegetation.This one was found in a water tank near the house.


The above snake was rescued from a house were the owner was afraid of its was released in a nearby area with less human habitation.Though venomous and may bring fear on most of the peoples mind its one of the very descent venomous snake which always tend to escape if provoked.

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78 Comments (1–25)

LisaPowers 9 years ago

Beautiful snake and spotting!

Shivkumar N R
Shivkumar N R 9 years ago

Wow....great!!! Nice capture...also congrats.!!

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 9 years ago

Spectacular snake !!! Wonderful series..

diego771 9 years ago


What a terrifing animal!

Gopal murali
Gopal murali 9 years ago

thanks all and a very big thanks to PN...:)

Tristan Pragnell
Tristan Pragnell 9 years ago

Great job!

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Congrats Gopal!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 9 years ago

Awesome! Love the patter on it's "back!" Congratulations!

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago


Congratulations Gopal!

pamsai 9 years ago


Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Congratulations Gopal :)

KrantiAzad 9 years ago


KarenL 9 years ago

Congrats Gopal! This awesome snake has been chosen as a runner up in the Best of 2012, reptiles category.

GeoGerms 9 years ago


cranbrook-sda-youth1 10 years ago

i love it!

lightworkerpeace 10 years ago


DavidBrand 10 years ago

Wow! That is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Gopal murali
Gopal murali 10 years ago

MayraSpringmann thanks:)

MayraSpringmann 10 years ago

Wow! Great capture!!

Noe and Pili
Noe and Pili 10 years ago

Stunning! thanks for sharing :)

Gopal murali
Gopal murali 10 years ago

williefromwi thanks :)

williefromwi 10 years ago

Congrats, on a beautiful series, and your SOTD award.

Gopal murali
Gopal murali 10 years ago

Jinga Ingram Thank you..

Gopal murali
Spotted by
Gopal murali

Pappanadu, Tamil Nadu, India

Spotted on Jan 24, 2011
Submitted on Jun 6, 2012

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