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Red-necked Keelback (Rhabdophis subminiatus helleri) by cowyeow

Red-necked Keelback (Rhabdophis subminiatus helleri) by cowyeow

11. A dangerous animal The Chinese cobra (Naja atra), also called Taiwan cobra, is a highly venomous member of the true cobras (genus Naja). Its venom consists mainly of postsynaptic neurotoxins and cardiotoxins. The Chinese cobra is a very alert, seldom cornered, but if confronted will raise its forebody and spread its hood and strike readily if necessary. Adults can be very aggressive, but the younger tend to be more aggressive as they are more nervous to the things surrounding them.

The Chinese cobra (Naja atra), also called Taiwan cobra, is a highly venomous…

Toboba de altura--venemous pitviper   (Bothriechis nigroviridis). Spotted by Daniel Jimenez (Daniel-CR) near Sibubeta, Costa Rica.

Toboba de altura - venomous pitviper species found in the high mountains of Costa Rica (Talamanca) and western Panama, where it habits from 2000 to 3000 meters high.

This Tiapan snake is the most venomous land snake in the world.

This Tiapan snake is the most venomous land snake in the world.

Common Tiger Snake. Common? Is there any such thing as a 'common' snake? This one is magnificent! :-)

Some populations of tiger snakes stranded for thousands of years on tiny islands surrounding Australia have evolved to be giants, growing to nearly twice the size of their mainland cousins.

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