SOUTH AFRICA
2003


"Spitting Cobra"

 

POSTSCRIPT


We collected a lot of data from our spitting cobra experiments with ten Mozambique spitting cobras (Naja mossambica) and two Ringhals (Hemachatus haemachatus) which Bruce combined with data obtained from US captive Black-necked spitting cobra (Naja nigricollis) and Red spitting cobra (Naja pallida).

Black-necked spitting cobra Naja nigricollis
Red spitting cobra
Naja pallida
Mozambique spitting cobra Naja mossambica
Ringhals
Hemachatus haemachatus

The results were published in African Zoology and the paper can be downloaded as a pdf by clicking on the link below.

Young, B.A. & M.O'Shea 2005 Analyses of venom spitting in African cobras (Elapidae: Serpentes). African Zoology 40(1):71-76.