One note of caution . . . there are King Cobras about.  They act like rattlesnakes in that they typically are defensive, avoid confrontation . . . but just a bit more curious.  I saw two wild cobras around Hampi, one of which was about 10 feet long and slithered right up to my feet from a garbage pile adjacent to jungle in Hospet.  It flared up right in front of me, then turned and slithered back into the jungle.  Don't get bit.
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John Maurer
Dec 24, 2008
One note of caution . . . there are King Cobras about. They act like rattlesnakes in that they typically are defensive, avoid confrontation . . . but just a bit more curious. I saw two wild cobras around Hampi, one of which was about 10 feet long and slithered right up to my feet from a garbage pile adjacent to jungle in Hospet. It flared up right in front of me, then turned and slithered back into the jungle. Don't get bit.
James Beissel
Boulder, CO
James Beissel   Boulder, CO
Wow! Oct 2, 2009
John Maurer
Denver, CO
John Maurer   Denver, CO
I know. huh? You can see the hood beginning to flatten as the snake is feeling threatened a bit. I can understand as I was kinda cornering it to try to get a quick pic. Needless to say I moved to different set of boulders to let the cobra have the rocks it wanted. Nov 30, 2009

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