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

Mozambique Spitting Cobra (Naja mossambica)

Here are some links to information on the Mozambique Spitting Cobra (Naja mossambica), 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.


Common Name Family: Genus: Species: Snake bite Links Natural Habitat of the Spitting Cobra - Mozambique (Naja mossambica)
Mozambique Spitting Cobra Elapidae Naja mossambica, Eye First aid EMBL, Snakes of SA


Venom type Time Critical Danger level Main symptoms Hospital Equipment
Mildly Cytotoxic  - some Neurotoxic effects Urgent Potentially lethal Local pain, swelling, blistering, necrosis flaccid paralysis Electrocardiogram, respiratory assistance


Links to Captive Care Sheets of the Spitting Cobra - Mozambique (Naja mossambica)

Links to Pictures of the Spitting Cobra - Mozambique (Naja mossambica)

Richard Mastenbroek, Enviropark, Google


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Last update : 01/04/2007