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  Snakes and Reptiles - Great Valley Serpentarium - Snake Museum
There is the Brazilian Smooth Snake, "False Water Cobra", Cyclagras gigas which occurs in Eastern Bolivia, Paraguay, southern Brazil and northern Argentina.
The False Water Cobra is a large robust snake similar in stature to the Cribo and Indigo snakes.
The False Water Cobra is an excellent display snake and being diurnal it is usually active during the day.
www.snakemuseum.com /cobra.htm   (576 words)

  Cobra (snake) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cobras are venomous snakes of family Elapidae, of several genera.
Cobras kill their prey, usually small rodents and birds, by injecting a neurotoxin through their hollow fangs.
The cobra's most recognizable feature is its hood, a flap of skin and muscle behind the head which it can flare, perhaps for the purpose of making it appear bigger and more threatening to predators.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cobra_(snake)   (302 words)

 Facts about topic: (Cobra (snake))   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Cobras are venomous snakes (Limbless scaly elongate reptile; some are venomous) of family ((biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more genera) Elapidae (Cobras; kraits; mambas; coral snakes; Australian taipan and tiger snakes), of several genera (additional info and facts about genera).
Cobras kill their prey, usually small rodent (Relatively small gnawing animals having a single pair of constantly growing incisor teeth specialized for gnawing) s and bird (Warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings) s, by injecting a neurotoxin (Any toxin that affects neural tissues) through their hollow fangs.
The spitting cobra (Aggressive cobra widely distributed in Africa; rarely bites but spits venom that may cause blindness) can also incapacitate larger would-be predators by delivering irritating venom to their eyes.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/co/cobra_(snake).htm   (346 words)

 Care and Cultivation of Cobra Lily Plants, Darlingtonia californica
The Cobra Lily, Darlingtonia californica, is native to southwestern Oregon and northern California.
As the insect checks these false exits searching for an escape route, it is led down the tube structure and is unable to return to the top of the plant because of the slippery smooth surface of the inner tube and the sharp, downward pointing hairs which effectively block any chance of escape.
Cobra Lilies are fairly hardy, and in nature can survive being buried in snow during the winter.
www.thegardenhelper.com /cobralily.html   (566 words)

 Resources on Indian Cobra academic institutions
ADW: Naja naja: Classification: Naja naja (Indian cobra).
Relative Toxicity in Snake Venoms: The order of toxicity is based upon the cobra scale, which has a number of one, and the other snake venoms are compared to the Indian cobra (Naja naja naja).
Reptile Infectious Diseases:...gland herpesvirus - Padgett and Levine, in attempting to elucidate the substructure of murine Rauscher leukemia virus with venoms of the Indian cobra (Naja naja...
www.mongabay.org /conservation/FL/Indian_Cobra.htm   (954 words)

 Herp of the Month - May 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Due to their large size, speed, strength and ability to deliver relatively copious amounts of venom, False Water Cobras should be handled with great care.
Unlike a true cobra, the False Water Cobra's body remains horizontal with the ground rather than standing the anterior portion of the body vertically.
Water : False Water Cobras are semi-aquatic and frequently swim in their water, therefore a large water tub is required.
www.ths.4t.com /hotm/hotm_05-04.htm   (651 words)

 Cobra Water Snake RainForest Adventures -Sevierville, Tennessee
RainForest Facts: Having the ability to spread a "hood" this non-venomous snake is often mistaken for a true cobra.
As the name implies this animal is fond of aquatic habitats and is generally found near a permanent source of fresh water.
The false water cobra is killed by uninformed individuals who believe the snake is venomous.
www.rfadventures.com /water_cobra.htm   (76 words)

 Coast To Coast Exotics - Reptile Shop / Reptile & Amphibian Breeder / Supplier of Snakes - Darlington, North East ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Although their cobra impression of raising their bodies and flattening the neck when “hooding up” is impressive, it is by no stretch of the imagination very comparable to the display given by Naja species.
In 1997 several False Water Cobras were in my care in the breeding facilities at Coast to Coast Exotics.
The three remaining cobras are now housed separately in wood vivariums measuring 1.4mx0.7x0.7m in the same conditions described earlier.
www.britnett-carver.co.uk /c2c/falsewatercobras.html   (1818 words)

 King Cobra Snake   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The solitary King Cobra lives in rainforests, tropical deciduous forests, tropical scrub forests, and tropical grasslands of India, southern China, and southeast Asia.
When the King Cobra is threatened or on the attack, it will hiss, rear up, and flatten its neck ribs into a hood.
Female King Cobras build a leafy nest early in spring; they lay up to 20 to 50 white, leathery eggs, which have an incubation period of 60 to 70 days.
www.greenville.k12.ny.us /elem/brady_s/snakes/Kingcobra.htm   (391 words)

 Monty's Reptiles | Education and Adoption
False water cobras are rear-fanged and their venom is not deadly to humans; it just causes localized pain and swelling.
Aqua, a female Water monitor (Varanus salvator) we recently aquired, is a little over 3 ft long from tip of the nose to the tail.
Though water monitors are known for their tame disposition, this girl has her good days and her bad ones.
www.montysreptiles.org /ouranimals.htm   (3572 words)

 zoo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Breeding of the False water cobra, Cyclagras gigas
When excited, the snakes flatten their neck like cobras and are usually very agile and biting.
In December 1998, another group of False water cobras arrived at Ústí from ZOO Plock and we later succeeded to create two breeding pairs.
www.zoousti.cz /zooold/files/en/zoo_02_010.htm   (324 words)

 Northern water snake phylogeny Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
This dish is an excellent entree, served on a summer night with a side of fried rice with ginger and shitake mushrooms, and chilled asparagus.
A flatfish like flounder, halibut is found in the northern waters of Alaska, as well as the Atlantic coasts of Newfoundland and Greenland.
For swimmers with active imaginations, pond weeds that touch or get wrapped around a foot might as well be water snakes, man-eating trout or a tendril from this country's version of the Loch Ness Monster.
www.1solidsnake24.info /alligator-ate-by-snake/northern-water-snake-phylogeny.html   (522 words)

 Livefood UK Forum -> False Water Cobra
Im thinking about getting a fwc, but my dad wont listen to me when I said that except from taking an alergic reaction, theyre bites arent exaclty fatal, hes convinced one bite will be enough to kill you, and says he wont buy it until someone tells him other wise.
So im askin all fwc keepers and people who have suffered a bite to share their experiences so he can see that although they are dangerous, there not as bad as he thinks
False water cobra bites a far worse then western hognose bites as already stated its the same toxicity as a timber rattlesnake but they have a very bad invenomation system.
www.livefoodshop.co.uk /forum/index.php?showtopic=5741   (1114 words)

 BBC News | Special Report | Snake expert hunts "cobra"
A snake expert is scouring the banks of a south Wales beauty-spot in a bid to capture a seven-foot "cobra".
Police officers are patrolling the riverbank amid fears the snake could be a deadly water cobra.
He says the snake could be the deadly Water Cobra or the not-so-lethal False Water Cobra.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/special_report/396074.stm   (349 words)

 Colubrid,Reptiles,Amphibians,Colubrid Picture Gallery Collection,Colubrid Pictures,Encyclopedia,Colubrid   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
None of the teeth are hollowed to serve as poison fangs, but in some species (rear-fanged snakes) the teeth at the back of the upper jaw are enlarged and grooved along the front surface to conduct venom.
Exceptions exist, however, such as the BOOMSLANG, Dispholidus typus, of Africa; the mangrove snake, Boiga dendrophila, of southeast Asia; and the false water cobra, Hydrodynastes gigas, of Brazil--all of which produce venom in sufficient quantity or of sufficient toxicity to be dangerous.
Members range from the small insectivorous genera, such as the ringneck snakes, Diadophis, to the large rat snakes, Elaphe; king snakes, Lampropeltis; and whip snakes, Masticophis; and include desert dwellers, such as the glossy snake, Arizona; and tree snakes, such as the vine snake, Oxybelis.
www.4to40.com /earth/geography/htm/reptilesindex.asp?counter=11   (481 words)

 i-Club -- Forums - snakes & cages: brazilian Rainbow, false water cobra, ball python
False water cobra (aka brazilian smooth snake) hydrodynastes gigas.
To those not familiar with the False Water Cobra, she is a rear fanged snake this is mildly venomous (e.g.
I've still got the false water cobra and ball python left.
www.i-club.com /forums/printthread.php?t=70921   (591 words)

 www.sSnakeSs.com - caiman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
When cleaning the "pond" of the enclosure, partial water changes are in order once a week to help ensure a healthy balance of water quality.
Young crocodilians should consume approximately twenty percent of it's body weight daily and should be fed a diet of aquatic and invertebrate life along with small rodents and other young animals.
Um, keep the water temps at around 75 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit with the ambient air temperatures at five degrees warmer.
www.ssnakess.com /forums/showthread.php?p=514788   (801 words)

 Alabama--cobra confiscated - TRR Forums
Psssttttt it was a false water cobra a dam Hydro! Nice of the media to get another one wrong.
Not even close to a cobra and if they are worried about hydros bites better be more worried about a bee sting and the deaths they cause yearly give me a break
It was a FALSE WATER COBRA!! Did she go into detail about the mild venom it produces not even being much of a factor on humans??
thereptileroom.org /forum/index.php?showtopic=2908   (1102 words)

 Reptiles in the News
Katherine Heathcote, a veterinary surgeon and volunteer at the Reptile Trust charity, told magistrates how a venomous false water cobra, also from the Benton Pet Centre, Longbenton, Newcastle, had become "triangular" in shape due to it being so underweight.
She said she believed the animal would have died within 24 hours of respiratory failure due to low levels of calcium after a prolonged period of neglect.
Mrs Heathcote explained how the false water cobra, a usually aggressive snake which carries a toxic venom, had not only become emaciated, it had also developed a mouth infection.
www.reptileallsorts.com /reptilesinnews/reptilestorey.html   (448 words)

 Re: False Water Cobra Bite ????
Most likely the bite won't be anything even nearly severe, as you are likely to pull out of the snake's grip before it can do any harm.
I've had FWC envenomation described to me as causing nausea, drowsiness, headache, and local pain and swelling.
FWC venom secretions are similar to that of an Eastern Diamondback (C. adamanteus) though in much smaller quantities.
forum.kingsnake.com /rearfang/messages/4234.html   (248 words)

 Club Cobra - Water or Coke   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
We all know that water is important but I've never seen it written down like this before.
Lack of water, the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.
"Cobra" and the Cobra logo are registered trademarks for Ford Motor Co., Inc. clubcobra.com forum members agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyrighted material is owned by you.
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 Venomous Snakes - False Water Cobra Feeding
I recently acquired a baby female FWC at a local reptile show, I had researched beforehand and from what I read they were eager and vicious feeders.
I have kept pythons, garters, and boas that were known as harder feeders and I thought a FWC would be no prob.
Like the hognose, mangrove and other collubrids, the FWC usually appears on venomous forums, so don’t worry about it.
www.repticzone.com /forums/VenomousSnakes/messages/440855.html   (454 words)

 Resources on the Asian Cobra from academic institutions
SCOP: Family: Snake venom toxins: Monocled cobra (Naja naja kaouthia) [82899] (2) pic pic identical sequence to the Naja naja siamensis toxin.
The hand guard is the same colour as the Cobra head and is decorated with a dragon and a cobra.
CLEOPATRA IN CHICAGO: When she committed suicide in 30 bc, dressed as the goddess Isis and slain by the bite of a sacred cobra, she was only 39 years old.
mongabay.org /conservation/Asian_Cobra.htm   (775 words)

 Pet-Abuse.Com - Animal Abuse Case Details: Over 40 reptiles and birds in appalling conditions - Cambridgeshire, EN (UK)
When inspectors, reptile specialists and police went to the Dowers' home they found the 41 live animals living in horrific conditions in the house and the garden.
They included four tortoises, five turtles, a hawk, two rat snakes, a false water cobra, an albino Burmese python, two eagle owls, a female kestrel, two rabbits, four chickens, 10 "fancy" domestic poultry and seven domestic ducks.
Inspector Dean Astill-Dunseith, the RSPCA exotic animal coordinator, said: "In general the conditions in which these animals were kept were the worst I have ever seen." There was allegedly no water, food or climate control devices.
www.pet-abuse.com /cases/2082/print   (278 words)

 snake taken by authorities
Johnson said water cobras are native to Asia and parts of Africa.
Johnson said Roberts kept the water cobra in a wooden box inside a glass aquarium.
The snake was a false water cobra - not a "dangerous" species - never documented of killing a human.
www.cjexotics.com /yabbse/index.php?topic=225   (1979 words)

 Cobra Snake Photo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
King Cobra pictures King Cobra King Cobra Snake King Cobra by Matt Reptile Center The Deadly King Cobra...
Explore a life-size image of a king cobra and uncover this sovereign snake’s weapons, feeding habits, and more via startling stories, photos, more.
THE KING COBRA by MATT The king cobra is the largest poisonous snake.
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 Help me choose... - Constrictors Forums
But, a False Water Cobra was a close second.
I have owned a pair of false water cobras and if you think you're ready for a snake that could give you a nasty bite but is more likely not to they go with them.
They are always out in the day and will burrow in your aspen and poke their heads out, very interesting snakes to watch and mine where pretty handleable, never striking at me just running when I would go to pick them up tho i always wore gloves.
www.constrictors.com /forums/showthread.php?p=122271   (1460 words)

 King Cobra
The King Cobra is found and Malaysia, India, Africa, China.
When the King Cobra is scared or excited it will spread the lose skin on its neck into a "hood." There are false eyespots on the hood, which can scare some predators.
The King Cobra has scales covering its skin and looks shiny but is dry to touch.
www.rochedalss.qld.edu.au /animalprojects/cobra.htm   (236 words)

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Incubation medium: sterile sand, by volume 2:1, with enough water to register 7 on a moisture meter.
All eggs were incubated using 3 cups water to 10 cups vermiculite.
Incubated in river gravel and distilled water at 26-32 degrees C. 11 hatched March 19,1988, 3 did not survive.
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 King Cobra Printout- EnchantedLearning.com
The Hood: When the King Cobra is threatened or on the attack, it will hiss, rear up, and flatten its neck ribs into a hood.
Anatomy: King Cobras have been found up to 18 feet (5.5 m) long, but average about 13 ft (4 m) long.
Reproduction: Female King Cobras build a leafy nest early in spring; they lay up to 20 to 50 white, leathery eggs, which have an incubation period of 60 to 70 days.
www.enchantedlearning.com /subjects/reptiles/snakes/Kingcobra.shtml   (466 words)

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