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Where do cobras live?

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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.

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