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Last updated : 01/04/2007

This page is indexed on our home page under Aspect: 40. Venomous Snakes- Species and the Section: Cobra

Cape Cobra (Naja nivea)

Pic. 2 of Cape Cobra (naja nivea)
Cape Cobra (naja nivea)
Pictures taken by Dr Phelps
Cape Reptile Institute

Here are some links to information on the Cape Cobra (naja nivea), in terms of its natural habitat, care in captivity and links to pictures. You will also find the main elements relative to a bite by this species, in terms of the venom type, time response to a bite, danger level of the venom, main symptoms and hospital equipment that should be on hand to treat a bite victim, and the links on the detailed treatment of a snake bite victim.

Pic. 2 of Cape Cobra (naja nivea)
Cape Cobra (naja nivea)
Pictures taken by Dr Phelps
Cape Reptile Institute

 

Common Name Family: Genus: Species: Snake bite Links Natural Habitat of the Cape Cobra (naja nivea)
Cape Cobra Elapidae Naja nivea Snake Envenomations  Snakebite Protocols  toxinology.com  EMBL, Snakes of SA, SAsnakes, SCARCE,
Cape Nature

 

Venom type Time Critical Danger level Main symptoms Hospital Equipment
Neurotoxic Urgent Potentially lethal Local pain, swelling, flaccid paralysis Electrocardiogram, respiratory assistance

 

Links to Captive Care Sheets

Links to Pictures of the Cape Cobra (naja nivea)

Richard Mastenbroek on the Cape Cobra (naja nivea)

seanthomas.netseanthomas2, seanthomas3, Nigel Dennis Wildlife Photography Google

 

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Last update : 01/04/2007