But, scary venomous risks and 50-50 chances of getting KO’D by a bite aside, we wondered if there were other interesting factoids about Monocled cobras.
“Cobras in general have a bad reputation, but they’re one of the smartest snakes out there,” our source tells us, mentioning how cobras tend to observe and bluff a lot. “They’ll bite only when it’s necessary and in fact, cobras only inject venom when they’re hunting or when they think it’s a threat.”
In other words, cobras use their venom as a defense mechanism. “Cobras need venom for hunting or killing their prey. They have a limited amount of venom and it takes time for them to [make more], this is why they save their venom [for when it’s] necessary.”