Like all cobras, this juvenile Equatorial Spitting Cobra (Naja sumatrana), also called the Black Spitting Cobra and Sumatran Spitting Cobra, inflates its hood when approached by a potential threat. As an additional defense this species is also capable of spitting venom at distances of up to 1 meter, which is typically aimed with great accuracy at the eyes of its adversary. Sarawak, Malaysia.
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Borneo, East Malaysia, Elapidae, Malaysia, Reptilia, Sarawak, Serpentes, Southeast Asia, Squamata, animal, aposematic coloration, carnivore, carnivorous, defense, display, fauna, juvenile, predator, predatory, rainforest, reptile, snake, startle display, tropical, venomous, warning color, wildlife, young
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