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Ringhals or Spitting Cobra

About Ringhals or Spitting Cobra

The Spitting Cobra, also known as the Ringhal, defends itself by spitting venom. Its venom ducts open forward, allowing the venom to spray out towards its enemy. The Spitting Cobra can spray up to 8 feet (2.4m). It will lean back as it sprays its venom, aiming towards the eyes of its opponent. Its venom is extremely painful and can cause permanent blindness.

They feed on frogs and rodents. They are one of the few species of snake that give birth to live young.