Malaysia is one of the world’s most biodiverse countries and is home to various venomous snake species, including cobras. Naja kaouthia, Naja sumatrana, and Ophiophagus hannah are three of the most common cobra species in Malaysia and are of medical importance.
Are there cobras in Malaysia?
There are three types of venomous snakes in Malaysia: the cobra, the pit viper and the sea snake. There are plenty of other venomous snakes in the world, especially in Australia. But only these three are venomous in Malaysia.
Where do snakes live in Malaysia?
Snakes are a real threat to people living in Malaysia and below are some of the common snakes found here.
There are certain places where snakes may like to hide on your property:
- Secluded open land, field or bush area.
- Garden with ponds, wood, rock or rubble piling around.
- Garden with un-trimmed long grass.
Which snake can kill king cobra?
At some point during this incredibly dangerous fight, the python was bitten by the ultra-venomous king cobra. Yet, the reticulated python – the world’s longest and heaviest snake – remained constricted around the king cobra and killed the cobra while too being dead.
What can kill a king cobra?
The main predator to the king cobra is the mongoose because the mongoose is immune to its venom. However, mongooses rarely attack king cobras unless they have to. Venom from a king cobra can kill a human in around 45 minutes.
What is the most dangerous snake in Asia?
|Many-banded krait||Hong Kong, Mainland China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Laos, Burma|
|Black-banded sea krait||Eastern coast of the Malay Peninsula and Brunei, and in Halmahera, Indonesia.|
|Beaked sea snake||Tropical Indo-Pacific|