The King Cobra, or Ophiophagus hannah, is the largest venomous snake in the world.
The King Cobra is the largest of all venomous snakes. It is native to the grasslands ands rainforests of Southeast Asia, including India and China. The King Cobra can grow up to 18 feet in length and can inject 7 millimeters of venom in a single bite which is enough to kill 20 people.
Up to 12 ft long and weighing up to 19 lbs, the South American Bushmaster is the “world’s largest overall venomous snake.” With length of up to 22 ft and weighing up to 13 lbs, the King Cobra, is the “longest venomous snake in the world.” And weighing over 12 kg or 26 lbs, a captive Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake, is the “heaviest venomous snake on record.” So it depends on what your definition of largest is, if you are looking for a combination of weight and length, then it would be the bushmaster, overall length goes to the cobra, and weight belongs to the diamondback.
The King Cobra is the world’s longest venomous snake reaching lengths up to 18.5 feet. On average, king cobras average between 12 – 13 feet in length and typically weigh around 13.2 pounds. It can deliver a large quantity of venom in a single bit and is one of the most dangerous and most feared Asiatic snakes. The venom of a king cobra quickly attacks the victim’s central nervous system and induces severe pain, blurred vision, and paralysis.
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