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Malpolon moilensis


The false cobra (Malpolon moilensis) is an opisthoglyphous snake found in parts of Africa and the Middle East. The name "False Cobra" comes from the fact that this is not a cobra. It imitates a cobra's stance by spreading its neck into a hood and hissing like the cobra. It can grow up to 1.5 metres in length and preys on rodents and lizards. Adults are usually 0.80 - 1.40 m in length, but some specimens have reached about 1.9 m. They have big round eyes, reddish in colour. One distinctive feature that the snake has is a black blotch which runs from the cheek to the angle of the jaw. It generally has a straw coloured background checkered with brownish spots running along the body. The belly surface is usually creme.


Malpolon moilensis is found in North Africa and the Middle East.


Camera: Nikon D300

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Rhagerhis moilensis (REUSS, 1834)

Yazeed Alsahli
Yazeed Alsahli 11 years ago


Owl 11 years ago

Ooh I love that last shot!

ulvalactuca77 11 years ago


Maria dB
Maria dB 11 years ago

Nice series

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 11 years ago

Nice info,,
and love 2nd shot,

KarenL 11 years ago

Very nice!

Yazeed Alsahli
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Yazeed Alsahli

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Spotted on Mar 17, 2012
Submitted on Mar 17, 2012

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