Home   Publications   Search   Copyright Informations   Contact   Editorial Details   Sitemap 

Bilder Wildlife, Natur, Unterwasser, Bären,Alaska,Weißer Hai,Tigerhai
Klaus Jost - Bildergalerie von Wildlife, Natur- & Unterwasserphotographie de /  en Klaus Jost - pictures of wildlife-, nature- & underwater photographie

Apps (iPhone, iPad & iPod):
Seabirds - Photo Collection of Seabirds & Wild birdsgreat white shark
Sharks - Photo Collection of Different Shark Speciessharks
Seabirds - Photo Collection of Seabirds & Wild birdsseabirds

Science - Fiji Shark Project

Scientific shark articles

Alaska & Wildlife

Arctis

Birds

Cities

Egypt - Land of the Nile

Fauna & Flora Fiji

Fiji sharkproject

Harbour Construction

Mountains

Nature

Penguins & seals

Polar bear

Sea

Seabirds

Sharks

Southern Right Whale

Underwater

Wildlife South Africa

Buffalo

Cheetah

Elephant

Hippopotamus

King Cheetah

Lion

Ostrich

other animals

Pied buck

plants

Rhino

Wild dog

Yellow Cape Cobra

ECO-PORTAL - An ecological joint project

Bookmark and Share


(00017396)

Cape Cobra/Naja nivea        Cape Cobra (Naja nivea)        Naja nivea,  this extremely beaut

Description: Cape Cobra/Naja nivea



Cape Cobra (Naja nivea)



Naja nivea, this extremely beautiful and interesting poisonous snake, we have found on a mountain slope that is difficult to access. A small group of colourful rocks, illuminated by the sun, rose like an island out of the huge original Overberg fynbos area. In the crevices there was one Naja nivea Yellow variety and one Speckled variety. From her hideout, however, only the Golden Cape Cobra, as the Yellow variety is also called, came out. The Cape Cobra, with a head barely separated from the body, reaches a length of up to 1.60 meters (in exceptional cases up to 2.1 m) and has large eyes with a round pupil. The fuselage center of Naja nivea is surrounded by 19-21 rows of smooth scales. The colour of the animal varies from yellow (Yellow variety), reddish, brown or black, but can also be bright or dark speckled (Speckled variety). The Cape Cobra has a distinct sense of smell and lives in dry, stony areas, on sandbanks and sandy rivers. In the event of a threat, she shows her impressive threatening behaviour. A bite can also be taken at any time without threatening the patient. The fangs, which are immobile in the upper jaw, are short. Together with Naja melanoleuca, Cape Cobra possesses the strongest poison of all African cobra species. It surpasses the poison of green and black mamba. 



© Klaus Jost - wildlife- & nature- & underwater
All texts and pictures present at this website, are protected by international copyright laws.
Each kind of the duplication, which is manipulating or storage of pictures without the written permission of Klaus Jost is expressly forbidden.