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6 hours ago, robertthesculptor said:

Really in these photos I don't think cobra...likely a constrictor...but I could be wrong.

No, it is definitely a king cobra, which looks quite different from an ordinary cobra.

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5 hours ago, sanukjim said:

This is a very large King Cobra> They can grow up to 18 feet They normally eat only other snakes (mainly other cobras) so if the are found near your house then that means that your area has a huge snake problem.

Snakes are not a problem unless they are the poisonous kind.

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6 hours ago, robertthesculptor said:

Really in these photos I don't think cobra...likely a constrictor...but I could be wrong.

That is for sure a king cobra and nothing like a constrictor an if you can't clearly see that don't go out into the woods.

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13 hours ago, off road pat said:

It's a king Cobra for sure !!!,...so, you're wrong !!!!!

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Off Road Pat may have supplied a pic of a Cobra but the captured so called "King" Cobra snake is actually not even the same genus.     

In Australia we have a "King" brown snake (Mulga) but it is not the same genus as brown snakes but of the black snake family.  If a type-specific anti venom is needed, black snake is the one.

 

I noticed straight up the cobra differences in the pics from scale identification in the real cobra in that the 4th upper lip scale (from the front) is directly under the eye and there was that all-important identifying shaped scale above the 5th and 6th scale where  it should be. 

In the captured King Cobra its the 3rd scale that's under the eye but the 5th and 6th have the usual I.D. scale above it.      It was then I searched Wikipedia for confirmation.

Just the same, all 4 snakes are dangerous.

So in L.O.S. and Oz the word "King" is traditionally too loosely used for both  Cobras and Browns.

BTW  The Oz brown snakes eyes are not visible from above the head because of predominant "eyebrow structure" if you will, and the King Browns eyes are visible from above as with black snakes. 

That's just a quick I.D. method without getting down eye to eye and seeking their permission to check their scales,  unless they are dead. :smile:        Been there, done that with both "browns".

Another confirmation of I.D. is by anal scales. Divided or single, but the lip scales are often enough.

 

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21 minutes ago, steven100 said:

It's a cobra for sure  ...   thailand only has cobras   ....    :burp:      Thailand has 1000 cobras.

they will eat them given any chance  ......

Without scale identification as i wrote above, If you search Wikipedia you will see that it is not really a Cobra at all, and this was identified in 1836.  Quote;-

 

"Despite the word "cobra" in its common name, this snake is not a member of the Naja genus (the "true cobras"), which contains most cobra species, but the sole member of its own genus."

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14 hours ago, sugarcane24 said:

I have wild snakes  of various kinds on my property and I love them being there! 

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I agree with you , we have 2 cats but they are very wary of snakes in the garden so if either cat corners one I drop them over the wall into a rice field ( snakes not cats ). Looks like a long nose whip snake .

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