Cobra image. A very active snake, the spitting cobra is one of the most common poisonous snakes in Serengeti. It feeds mostly on rats and other small mammals, eggs, and sometimes small lizards. The Spitting Cobra makes its characteristic "neck flap" display when threatened and will sometimes spit venom at the attacker's eyes. This snake will avoid contact with people if possible and its bite is rarely fatal. The traditional remedy for getting venom in one’s eyes is to rub saliva into the eye.

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