Cobras can usually be found in hot, tropical areas, but they also live in deserts, farmland, grasslands and forests. They like to hide underground, under rocks and in trees. Cobras are poisonous snakes that live in Africa and Southern Asia.
While it is not a true cobra, the king cobra is the world's longest venomous snake and is found predominantly in forests near streams in Southeast Asia and India. The Indian cobra, found on the Indian subcontinent, inflicts the most snakebites on humans in that region. The Philippine cobra, a highly venomous spitting cobra, is found in northern regions of the Philippines.Learn More
Water moccasin snakes, commonly referred to as cottonmouths, are found throughout the Southeastern United States. They are primarily found from Virginia, down to Florida and across to eastern Texas.Full Answer >
Cobras are carnivorous snakes and feed on other snakes, lizards, small mammals, birds and bird eggs. A cobra can eat almost any type of snake, including other venomous snakes. Cobras survive well on land, in the trees, and in the water, considering any small animal its prey.Full Answer >
There are around 28 to 30 species of snakes commonly referred to as cobras. If any snake that has a hood and can raise its upper body is considered to be a cobra, then there may be as many as 270 species of cobra.Full Answer >
King cobras follow a pheromone trail to find females. When the male finds the female they follow a set mating ritual where the female flashes her hood at the male and then wraps her coils over her head. King cobras reach sexual maturity at the age of 4 years and breed once a year from January through April. Males lose their appetites during mating season.Full Answer >