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Monocled Cobra

Naja kaouthia


Shades of brown. Yellow, gray , or black, uniform or with ragged yellowish cross- bands. An eye shaped hood mark almost always present. Hood rounder and smaller than that of Spectacled Cobra


Inhabits wetter regions like Sundarbans, Common in rice -growing areas and plantation


Mostly nocturnal, active at dusk and Dawn

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RohitRavi 6 years ago

@Yasminlodi actually it was startled by one of our field staff and thats why the striking pose, we just took some pics from safe distance without causing too much annoyance to him

YasminLodi 6 years ago

Amazing. Hope you didn't irritate him too much. He looks ready to strike. Congratulations.

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Uttar Pradesh, India

Spotted on Feb 27, 2013
Submitted on Sep 23, 2013

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