Tuesday, December 16, 2008

King Cobra Antivenin

The king cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) can reach up to 18.5 ft (5.6 m) in length and is the world’s longest venomous snake. These snakes live in the forests from India through Southeast Asia to the Philippines and Indonesia. King Cobras prey mainly on snakes and have been know to be cannibalism, feeding on their own species. 

For a long time there hasn’t been any King Cobra bite survivors in Asia. Even with the availability of antivenin, the victims just didn’t made it in time to the hospital. I believe, Bill Haast was the first King Cobra bite survivor in the US.


  1. Therefore, all areas (especially in Asia) should always be equipped with good antivenin. But of course, prevention is way better. Some people living in areas with high populations of venomous snakes finds it useful to take measures to prevent snakes from entering into their homes and slither around in their gardens. In this site, you can find some of these measures: venomoussnakes.net/antivenin.htm