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King Cobra

The king cobra is the longest of the venomous land snakes, growing up to 18 feet (5.5 meters) in length.

The snake's venom is a neurotoxin which has been known to kill a human being in 15 minutes.

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Reuters - US Online Video (Sep. 4, 2014) The search continues for an albino cobra on the loose in a Southern California neighborhood after the venomous snake attacked a dog. Linda So reports. Video provided by Reuters
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Venomous Albino Cobra Caught in Southern California

Venomous Albino Cobra Caught in Southern California

Reuters - US Online Video (Sep. 5, 2014) Animal control officers trap and catch the albino monocled cobra slithering in Los Angeles suburb. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). Video provided by Reuters
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Raw: Captured Albino Cobra in Custody at LA Zoo

Raw: Captured Albino Cobra in Custody at LA Zoo

AP (Sep. 5, 2014) A deadly cobra that mysteriously appeared in a Southern California neighborhood was taken to the Los Angeles Zoo after being spotted and tracked to a backyard woodpile where animal-control officers captured it. (Sept. 5) Video provided by AP
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Man Busted With 53 King Cobras in Car

Man Busted With 53 King Cobras in Car

Buzz60 (Apr. 22, 2013) A Vietnamese man was busted for allegedly having 53 illegal king cobras in his car. Police say he told them he was paid to move the snakes from one point to another. The snakes were treated and then released into a game preserve.
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