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Reptile Discovery Center by J'nie Woosley
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False water cobra

By MSA 2005 Map showing open scrub, cactus woodland, near water habitats in eastern South America


Taxonomy:

Class Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Colubridae
Genus and species: Hydrodynastes gigas
Venom from this rear-fanged snake is not as potent as that from a front-fanged cobra. But the false water cobra intimidates like the real thing, when it flattens its head and neck, spreading its hood.


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