Maybe this cobra just isn’t hungry.

Most animals greet feeding time with enthusiasm, but not so for this King Cobra. Perhaps it was in the mood for something else, or maybe it was just indignant at the way it’s being treated. King cobras, as their name would suggest, have a notorious and fearsome reputation in the jungles of Southeast Asia where they live. Their venom is a poisonous cocktail of neurotoxins, and can cause anything from cardiovascular collapse, paralysis, and death by respiratory failure. This venom is so powerful that it can kill adult elephants within hours, and has an estimated fatality rate of 50 percent in humans if left untreated. The cobra’s usual prey—other snakes and small rodents—stand no chance.

So when this captive cobra goes on the offensive, it’s not a matter to be taken lightly. Instead of just attacking the mouse, the snake was much more interested in its keeper’s shoes—and generally everything else. Thankfully, the cobra keeper seemed to be well protected and was not in danger.

Image screenshot of video by viperkeeper on YouTube

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10 thoughts on “Video: King Cobra Goes on Rampage after Being Offered Mouse

    1. That is false. This guy loves snakes more than people. he is always actively learning and teaching. search “viperkeeper” on youtube.

  1. Nutso! Sorry to offend anyone, but those things would be history if they were around me. I don’t mind non-poisonous snakes at all and protect those around my property so they can keep the mice at bay, but I have no use for poisonous snakes around where they may bite me or family members.

    1. You don’t have to worry about poisonous snakes because they don’e exist*. The word you are looking for is venomous. I am far from a grammar Nazi (prob. made some mistakes in this post) but the poisonous/venomous thing is a pet peeve of mine. Poisonous is used for like a frog/bug/plant that if you eat it, will kill you. Venomous is used when an animal can inject a substance (venom) into something to kill it (i.e. snake/scorpion), usually while hunting. Believe it or not you can drink venom and not die, as long as you do not have a cut in your mouth or esophagus. I hope this clears up any misconceptions. Sorry if I sound like a pompous a**hole

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