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Indian Spectacled Cobra

Naja naja


Rural Human settlement


This one was rescued from within the store-room of our cooperative society's ration shop. The workers were pretty scared of its presence even though it could have saved them thousands of bucks by rodent damage. It was relocated to a safe distance from human habitation.

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Muckpuk 2 years ago

Wow, Gorgeous picture! I did not know Cobra's could do this! He did not climb this branch did he? Or is this the stick you used to catch / and release him and he crawled around it?

Deny 2 years ago

An amazing spotting . Congrats !

Tristan Pragnell
Tristan Pragnell 8 years ago


ChimeTsetan 8 years ago

Thank you all. :) It was rescued from one of the shops in our village.
@ Ingrid3, it is just looking out for a way to escape the paparazzi with the camera. This posture (open hooded) by cobra is usually in self defense... saying Back Off before it strikes. also associated by loud hissing.

Ingrid3 8 years ago

What amazing acrobatics! A very alert individual, what is he looking for?

owil976 8 years ago

nice where did you find it

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 8 years ago

wow!!! too great,,,, Congrats.................

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 8 years ago

Congratulations Chime!Fantastic series!!

Frederic Ansermoz
Frederic Ansermoz 8 years ago

Well done!

ChimeTsetan 8 years ago

Thank you Yasser for making it SOTD :) Thank you everyone who wished me well.
Frederic Ansermoz, I took the pic at the release site. :)

Frederic Ansermoz
Frederic Ansermoz 8 years ago

Did you take the picture in the rescue center or the relocation place?
Nice one!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 8 years ago

Congratulations ChimeTsetan ! -great pics. I think I'd rather have a cat to keep rodents down .. :)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Congrats Chime.

Congratulations on this SOTD ChimeTsetan!

Yasser 8 years ago

Chime, another incredible spotting with a wonderful story. Thanks for sharing these encounters with us and thanks for helping protect these magnificent snakes. Congratulations on another well-deserved Spotting of the Day!


lori.tas 8 years ago

Wow. What a magnificent snake.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Excellent spotting Chime.

Great spotting ChimeTsetan,congrats and thanks for sharing.
Please consider adding this spotting to the 2015 Best Wildlife photo mission :

ChimeTsetan 8 years ago

Busy killing Kraits. :)

MrsPbio 8 years ago

Where is Rikki Tikki Tavi?!?

ChimeTsetan 8 years ago

Thank you Ava... i have added the wikipedia link along with the spotting. cheers.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 8 years ago

This is a lovely and interesting spotting. To make it complete, and useful to researchers using this site for data, please edit this and add a reference (Wikipedia, Encyclopedia of Life, something else) about this species in the reference field of your spotting. Please do this for each photo you post. Thanks for helping to make Project Noah a complete reference tool for scientists.

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Kusur, Karnataka, India

Spotted on Feb 6, 2015
Submitted on Feb 9, 2015

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