Operation : King Cobra [literally]
Wildlife officials operate on 11ft King cobra in Bhopal
"It is the first time that we are operating on a King cobra and we never had a cobra. The treatment was essential as the veins connecting the poison glands were damaged. The snake has not eaten anything for many days," said A.K. Khare, Deputy Director, Van Vihar national park on Monday.
The cobra was administered anti-biotic medicines and was doing fine after the operation, officials said.
King cobra can be identified from other cobras by its size and the pattern on its neck. Its diet consists primarily of other snakes. The venom of the King Cobra is primarily neuro-toxic, and the snake is capable of killing a human with a single bite. By Chand Sahu. (ANI)