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Old 08-06-09, 04:24 AM   #1
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Snakes......

King Cobras make nests. Generally snakes show little or no parental care, but a pair of King Cobras will cooperate to find a suitable nesting spot. Nests are built usually in the month of April. Despite having no limbs, the female constructs her nest of dead leaves by scooping them up with her body. Females then lay approximately 20-50 eggs, two months after mating, with an incubation period ranging from 60 to 80 days. The female will then remain on the nest until just before the eggs hatch, at which point instinct will cause the mother to leave the young so as to prevent her from eating them! The male king cobra is similarly unique in that he stays to guard the nesting area, until the young hatch, patrolling a large area around the nest for threats. Such complex nesting and rearing behavior is unique among snakes. No other snake shows any parental care.
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Old 08-06-09, 06:31 AM   #2
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and they bite too.
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No other snake shows any parental care.
This is true.
I was raised by vipers and they didn't care if I stayed out all night.
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Interesting. Thanks EH.
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King cobras rock. They're spooky as hell, but they definitely rock.
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Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.
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Old 08-06-09, 08:49 AM   #8
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also good for shirling.
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King Cobras make nests. Generally snakes show little or no parental care, ....

You know, EH, you're starting to infringe on my turf.

Not to mention you do it better,....

Tomorrow I start my koala thread, back off, all rights reserved.

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EH....are you tired of USPS life and studying to become a vet?
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Grumpy, the Australian carpet snake.

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I've seen a few American carpet snakes.
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The King Cobra's venom is primarily neurotoxic and thus attacks the victim's central nervous system and quickly induces severe pain, blurred vision, vertigo, drowsiness, and paralysis. In one to two minutes, cardiovascular collapse occurs, and the victim falls into a coma. Death soon follows due to respiratory failure.

Although its venom is not the most toxic one, a King Cobra's size enables it to inject larger quantities of venom than most other species. On a single bite, it injects as much as 6 to 7 ml of venom. The large amount of venom in a single bite allows the King Cobra to kill faster and to kill larger animals than other serpents. The King Cobra can kill up to five times faster than the black mamba, so it just takes a few minutes to kill a human, and it can even kill an Asian Elephant within three hours if the larger animal is bitten in a vulnerable area such as the trunk.

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snakes are horrible
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I love snakes.
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we've made it this far with no mention of a trouser snake? or was that post 15?
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Makes me want to go get my pics at my Mom's house - especially the ones where I'm holding 10-1/2' Caesar (south american boa)
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we've made it this far with no mention of a trouser snake? or was that post 15?
post 12 got close.
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I love snakes.
Same here, I especially love burmese pythons and garter snakes. They're so cute.
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Snakes are awesome- I love 'em all, but milk snakes (of all kinds, but especially the Mexican) are among my favorites. Just don't confuse 'em with corals
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Red on black, venom lack

Red on yellow, kill a fellow.
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Red on Black, Friend of Jack
Red on Yellow, Kill a fellow.
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^^ Indeed!!!
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Who is this Jack idiot and why is he in my rhyme?
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Who is this Jack idiot and why is he in my rhyme?
its a guy thing.
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