Monocellete Cobra

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Monocled Cobra is a famous species of Cobra found in many south-east Asian countries. India's north-east and Odisha regions are known for its wide distribution where it is found commonly. This is one of the most death causing venomous snake of its range and during monsoon bite cases increased to notable limit around agricultural lands and rural areas. It can be identified easily only if it shows hood which bears a rounded or mask shaped hood mark. Otherwise its wide range of colorations and banded forms looks close to Rat Snake (Ptyas mucosa) and Checkered Keelback (Xenochrophis piscator) which gives confusion many times.

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