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The Most Dangerous Venomous Snakes: Africa

Egyptian Cobra

  • Scientific name: Naja haje
  • Family: Elapidae
  • Genus: Cobras
  • Length: Up to 7.8 feet (2.4 meters)
  • Venom: Neurotoxic

The third strongest cobra venom is produced by the Egyptian cobra. They like to hang out near villages as there are often rats and chickens on the menu. The Egyptian cobra has a calm temperament and will flee from people. But it will bite if it feels cornered.

Egyptian Cobra Egyptian Cobra - Photo: Kristian Bell/Shutterstock

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