It is not natural that the cobra is known as the King of snakes, in addition to possessing one of the most venomous venoms in the world, the strength of the cobra lies in its strength, its surprising calmness. Cobras bring terror to other animals because of their deadly venom, but this venomous snake also has formidable opponents that make them wary.
1. Mongoose – “eternal enemy” of poisonous snakes.
Not only is the “eternal enemy” of poisonous snakes, the mongoose also dares to accept the African lion, even fighting “one-on-four” and still … safe and fast. Thanks to specialized acetylcholine receptors, which confer resistance or immunity to venomous snakes, mongooses are renowned for their ability to kill venomous snakes, especially cobras, their favorite food. Not only agile, cunning, this animal can also be immune to snake venom.
The mongoose is not “harmed” when bitten by a cobra because it has a mutated acetylcholine receptor. The venom of many venomous snakes, including cobras, blocks the acetylcholine receptors of their prey, preventing communication between the nervous system and muscles. Scientists have discovered that the mongoose’s acetylcholine receptor, like that of snakes, is slightly mutated so that the venom is bounced off muscle cells, leaving them unharmed. When attacking a cobra, the mongoose often stands upright, confusing the venomous snake. The mongoose, like many snake hunters, will try to bite the cobra from the back of the head. This is a fatal bite that still helps the mongoose avoid the sharp, venomous fangs.
2. Varan – “eats” all types of snakes.
This is a reptile that “eats” all types of snakes, including venomous snakes, including cobras. Many people believe that varans are immune to snake venom. Most likely, the lizard’s skin is so hard and thick that the cobra’s fangs can’t penetrate to pump the venom into the body. While eating, they also closes its eyes so that the cobra cannot attack it.
3. Honey Badger is also the species that cobras “Tired” when they encounter them.
The Honey Badger has been a warrior since birth. They do not care about the object they are about to attack, whether it is a hedgehog, leopard, lion or buffalo. Perhaps this bravery of the Honey Badger comes from the thick skin that the teeth of carnivores or even many weapons can hardly penetrate.
This animal is also smart and cunning to the point of daring to steal prey from leopards hidden in tall trees. Most especially, they are resistant to venom.
The honey badger is also the species that cobras “Tired” when they encounter them. This animal is enemy of cobras in particular and venomous snakes in general thanks to two factors: thick, hard skin and a special immune system. When the honey badger confronts one of the most venomous snakes in the world, the African fat snake is also known as the “African coffin”. The venom of the African obese snake can damage tissues. But what about when confronting the honey badger? The honey badger rushed to attack and kill the African fat snake, but before that it was also bitten by a venomous snake. The bite caused the honey badger to go into a coma, passing away for a while. After a few hours, it woke up again and “eaten” the fat snake it had just killed.
4. Snake hunting kites with a hobby of eating poisonous snakes
Snake kites are tall birds that live in the plains of Africa. When eating snakes, snake kites use their long, scaly, hairy legs to prevent the snake from biting back. The snake-eating kite, commonly known as Sagittarius serpentarius, lives in the wild grasslands of Southern Sahara. The reason is called “Snake-eating kite” because of their great ability to tame and eat any snake regardless of the snake’s strong venom. In fact, the bird Sagittarius serpentarius will also die if bitten by a venomous snake.
When catching a snake, it grabs the snake with its strong paws and beats the snake’s head to death, while protecting itself from being bitten by its large feathered wings. Sometimes it grabs the snake and throws the snake up many times, causing the prey to lose consciousness. It knows to examine the snake carefully before swallowing. In South Africa, people often keep this bird to kill snakes and rats.
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