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Cobra

Naja

4 Species ID Suggestions

LarsKorb
LarsKorb 10 years ago
Cobra
Naja Naja
Forest cobra, black cobra and black or white-lipped cobra
Naja melanoleuca Forest cobra
Mozambique Spitting Cobra
Naja mossambica Mozambique spitting cobra
David129
David129 8 months ago
Mozambique spitting cobra
Naja mossambica Naja mossambica | The Reptile Database


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9 Comments

WildAdventress
WildAdventress 8 years ago

Mozambique Spitting Cobra (Naja mossambica) and please add it to this mission http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/2273...

harsuame
harsuame 9 years ago

Fant√°stica

dungeonmasterShu
dungeonmasterShu 9 years ago

VERY nice specimen too.

dungeonmasterShu
dungeonmasterShu 9 years ago

The exposure has distorted the colours, but Lars is still right, this is a spitter. i catch these nasties often enough to recognise.
N. melanoleucia's colouring is always darker towards the tail, and would still be visible in this shot.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 10 years ago

As stated above, this is NOT a black mamba, it is a cobra.

SanjaySaklani
SanjaySaklani 10 years ago

I suggest it is Forest cobra

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 10 years ago

Yep, the hood gives it away. :-)

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 10 years ago

As suggested by Lars this is a species of Cobra, not a black mamba.

LarsKorb
LarsKorb 10 years ago

It oughta be a Spitting Cobra...but this specimen doesn't match the usual colorization though...

DonPackett
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Kruger Park, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Spotted on Sep 17, 2011
Submitted on Jan 24, 2012

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