This lord cobra is a snake eater from Southern Thailand made a food of this green rat snake - the red-tailed racer. I sped up this video to 6x speed and added some different song. Maybe more fun to watch at this speed, you should see the another one like it by searching for "Boss cobra snake eating red tailed racer" for the slow ver.
I got lucky to obtain here just as this large lord cobra snake was already well into eating this also large red-tailed racer (rat snake). I was less than one foot away from the lord cobra here. When snakes are eating there isn't a lot that can bother them. Well, not a lot they can do. Especially when a snake eats a snake and has 2 meters of snake to obtain down his throat. He still had other meter of this red-tailed racer snake to go and the racer snake's tail was wrapped around a rock. So, it was slow going. The red-tailed racer he is eating was one of my favoured snakes here - a BEAUTIFUL snake. They puff up vertically when agitated - opposite of cobras. They are really cool snakes.
Ophiophagus hannah is the scientific name of this impressive snake. Ophiophagus meaning - snake eater. They can grow to 6 meters in length and about 55 cm in girth. This is the huge venomous snake in the globe. The head is gigantic and has gigantic shield scales. The scales are smooth. Color variation contains brown, olive green, black. There is usually some banding toward the tail-half of the snake. Boss cobras are active during the day or night, and have a wide range of zone in which they roam - around 10km square. Though it is named a terrestrial snake, you shouldn't be surprised to see it climbing in trees. It is thought to sleep in trees as well as between gigantic rocks. They are claimed to travel dry streambeds often, and use them as a sort of highway for frequent trips. These cobras have been found up to 2,135 meters in elevation, all the idea down to sea-lvl. They love deep forest, near streams, and bamboo patches. They are primarily snake eaters, but I have seen them eat monitors over 1 meter in length as well. the female builds a nest - usually of piled bamboo leaves - and guards the eggs which has an average of 20-51 eggs. Hatchlings measure 43-48 cm, and are black with yellow or white bands which go from tail to the hint of nose. The gigantic venom glands and thick front fangs on these elapids create a bite from this snake potentially fatal.
Before this snake strikes it hoods and raises up off the ground to a height equal to 1/3 its body length. Boss cobras range throughout southeast Asia and also inhabit India and southern China.
Anyway. I just lucked into this lord cobra chowing down and doing so very close to the fence. I'll post a picture or two at the lord cobra page at ThailandSnakes.com because the pictures were ultra clear.
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What a thrill With darkness and silence through the night What a thrill I'm searching and I'll melt into you What a fear in my heart But you're so supreme! I give my life Not for honor, but for you (snake eater) In my time there'll be no one else Crime, it's the idea I fly to you (snake eater) I'm still in a dream, snake eater Someday you go through the rain Someday you feed on a tree frog It's ordeal, the trial to survive For the day we see newest light I give my life Not for honor, but for you (snake eater) In my time there'll be no one else Crime, it's the idea I fly to you (snake eater) I'm still in a dream, snake eater
I just wanted to hear snake eater but i see this
T a s t y I WANT SOME MORE
SOMEDAY YOU WILL FEED ON A RED TAIL RACER SNAKE AT 6X!
I GIVE MY LIFEEEE NOT FOR HONOR BUT FOR YOUUUUUUUUU
The snake is eating his dude only
I see you cought a rat snake
I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE EATING TREEFROGS!
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