Wednesday, October 06, 2010

KING COBRA: Wise Use of Power

The largest venomous Snake in the world is King Cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) of India. Devout Hindus consider King Cobra to be a manifestation of Lord Shiva – the God of Destruction and Regeneration. In India, this Snake is revered and is a part of many sacred rites. Some consider King Cobra to be the reincarnation of important people called Nagas ('warrior ascetics').
King Cobra is capable of delivering more venom than any other snake except for Gaboon Viper. She attacks the nervous system, and usually kills within fifteen minutes. Mother King Cobra is most aggressive when guarding her eggs. Therefore, in India, if a nest is found near a village, the area will be evacuated.
Shy and solitary, King Cobra is usually reluctant to attack.  However during nesting season, She will confront everyone.  Mother King Cobra zealously guards her eggs.  Because She is apt to eat her young, Mother King Cobra will leave her nest.
King Cobra demonstrates the wise use of power.  Fierce and aggressive when nesting, She knows her limits and leaves her young.  The longest of the venomous Snakes, King Cobra eats other Snakes.  Remember to take care and learn your limits of using power.

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