Though there are other snakes with more potent venom, the amount of neurotoxin that a king cobra can emit in one bite is enough to kill 20 people — or one elephant. Fortunately, king cobras are shy and avoid people. King cobras are the only species of snake to build nests for their young, which they guard ferociously.
Similarly one may ask, what is the largest king cobra on record?
Adult king cobras are 3.18 to 4 m (10.4 to 13.1 ft) long. The longest known individual measured 5.85 m (19.2 ft). It is the sole member of the genus Ophiophagus. It preys chiefly on other snakes and occasionally on some other vertebrates, such as lizards and rodents.
Likewise, can a baby king cobra kill you?
Baby cobras may be cute but they can blind, paralyze, and often kill you. A “Spitting Cobra” right out of the egg has the instinctive ability to stream an extremely toxic venom right in your eye. No hesitation . . .they are born to blind you or anything else threatening them.
Can you survive a king cobra bite?
Immediate medical treatment is essential to enhance survival from a king cobra snakebite. It is said that death can come to a person bitten by a king cobra within 30 minutes, depending on the amount of venom delivered during the envenomation.
What can kill a king cobra?
Natural Predators Mongooses are able to hunt and kill these snakes, and they sometimes get picked off by large birds of prey. Humans are also a threat to king cobras, as they may harvest some of their body parts for trade or simply kill them to avoid being attacked.