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Mozambique Spitting Cobra
Mozambique Spitting Cobra

Mozambiqe spitting cobra

Mozambique spitting cobra Family: Elapidae Naja mossambica reaches 1.5m and colour varies from a grey to dark brown. In northern Botswana they are have a warm tinge of salmon. The black under-skin often shows through the scales. It has a cream underbelly with blotchy black band/s across the throat. Nocturnal/diurnal but more active at night.

Food: the diet includes rodents, frogs, reptiles and young birds and puff adders.

Habitat: Often found near water and prefers the warmer climates of southern Africa

Reproduction: oviparous

Venom:  Primarily cytotoxic with some neurotoxins.