Range: Asia

Habitat: Grasslands and lightly forested areas. Human farming areas.

Natural Diet: Small mammals, birds, snakes, and occasional lizard.

Diet at Rain Forest: Pre-killed rodents

Size: 5-7 feet 

Rain Forest Facts: This species of Cobra is often found near human habitation due to its preference for rodents.  Human farming and food storage has brought this species into close contact with native people.

Many bites from this species of cobra occur to humans.  The primary reason for the great number of human contact incidents is the habit of this snake frequenting developed areas in search of a meal.  Primarily nocturnal, this snake can often be found searching for a meal after sundown.  

All cobras are egg layers; this species generally produces one clutch of eggs per year.  On rare occasion, two clutches are laid.  A suitable nesting site is selected by the female; who abandons the eggs once they are laid.  The average time of incubation is 60-70 days.  Temperature can play a large roll in the length of the incubation. 

Status in Wild: Not threatened, populations declining in developed residential areas.

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