Monocled Cobra
Length:1 – 1.5m (2.3m max)
Colouring:They can be dark to light brown in colour, with a pale throat, scarcely any dark mottling, often followed by a single dark band.

Monocled Cobra

Naja kaouthia

The monocle Cobra is easily confused with the Asian (spectacled) Cobra, but the pattern on the back of the head is slightly different. The Monocled Cobra has a single “O” or diamond shape, whereas the spectacled has two. The toxic of monocle cobra can block the nerve transmission which leads to flaccid paralysis and even death by respiratory failure. They are listed as least concern by the IUCN.

Did you know...?

…that the monocle cobra causes the highest fatality due to snake venom poisoning in Thailand?