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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

Black Spitting Cobra (Naja nigricollis)

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       Black Spitting Cobra

Here are some links to information on the Black Spitting Cobra (Naja nigricollis), 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.

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      Black Spitting Cobra

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      Black Spitting Cobra

 

Common Name Family: Genus: Species: Snake bite Links Natural Habitat of the Spitting Cobra - Black (N. nigricollis)
Black Spitting Cobra Elapidae Naja nigricollis toxinology.com, Eye First aid  EMBL, Snakes of SA, Cape Nature

 

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

 

Links to Captive Care Sheets of the Spitting Cobra - Black (N. nigricollis)

Links to Pictures of the Spitting Cobra - Black (N. nigricollis)

Venomous Reptiles.org, Richard Mastenbroek Calphotos, PJ Vonk, Google

 

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Last update : 01/04/2007