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Egyptian Cobra

Naje haje haje

Description

Naje haje haje

Thick-bodied cobra, brown to greyish above with paler stomach which is blotched with darker spots, tail quite long. A snake of savannah or light woodland at medium altitude, may grow to over 2 metres. Active by day and night, mostly on the ground. Lives in holes or termite mounds, rocky areas. Makes sharp, explosive hiss when threatened, stands and spreads wide "hood".


Symptons - Early sympton of envenomation may be burning pain, some swelling and then Progressive Weakness Syndrome develops.

Polyvalent antivenom treatment

Distribution

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