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Indian Cobra

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS)

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS)

The Indian cobra (Naja naja) also known as the Spectacled cobra because "spectacle" marking on the back of the hood. It is found in the Indian subcontinent (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal). It is one of the Big four snakes of South Asia which are responsible for the majority of human deaths by snakebite in Asia and their venom is neurotoxic. This snake is revered in Indian mythology and culture, and is often seen with snake charmers.

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  • Title: Indian Cobra
  • Scientific Name: Naja naja

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