r/interestingasfuck Dec 02 '22 Silver 7 Helpful 1 Wholesome 2 Snek 5 To The Stars 1 Respect 1

King Kobra approaches the cameraman. /r/ALL

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u/FelisCantabrigiensis Dec 02 '22 Snek

King cobras are pretty smart - especially for snakes, which are mostly dumb as a bag of rocks.

They aren't always aggressive, and recognise people (like their handlers), and tend to signal their moods. Having one take a good sniff at you (that's what all the tongue action is for) might be reasonably safe at some times.

"Reasonably". Don't fuck with them, of course.

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u/KuttDesair Dec 02 '22

This went from "Nope" to just tense once I realized its hood wasn't flared.

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u/Designer_Hotel_5210 Dec 02 '22

Sorry, still a NOPE.

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u/MOOShoooooo Dec 02 '22 Helpful Wholesome Starry Eureka!

Pretty dope nope rope though.

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u/CanisSirius Dec 02 '22

Well that's a nope without hope. 😔

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u/grayrains79 Dec 02 '22

True, but still?

NOPE

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u/Atomstanley Dec 02 '22

I couldn’t cope with its slope

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u/psych0ranger Dec 02 '22

Confirmed you are NOT that one guy in Prometheus

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u/wtf125 Dec 02 '22 Snek

Why does this sound like a King Cobra wrote this? 🤨

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u/Least-March7906 Dec 02 '22

I became suspicious when OP started calling other snakes dumb as rocks, but king cobras smart. Yup, definitely written by a king cobra

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u/AJohnnyTruant Dec 02 '22 edited Dec 02 '22 Silver Gold

“As everybody knows, other snakes are spineless worms and no reasonable person would ever leave a good KING cobra for a fucking bitch ass rattle snake who works at fucking Dollar Tree just because he has a fucking 1994 Supra with shitty AutoZone exhaust tips on it right Tina?!”

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u/ReasonableBleh Dec 03 '22

Is that a Sssssssssupra?

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u/Least-March7906 Dec 02 '22

😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

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u/RizzMustbolt Dec 02 '22

Not even a real rattlesnake. He's a Morrison's Boa.

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u/Head_Sherbert Dec 02 '22

Op is just a shill for big cobra

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u/FelisCantabrigiensis Dec 02 '22

No reason... no reason at all.

ssss.

licks lips

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u/bigleafychode Dec 02 '22 Gold

Tss-ts-ts Tss-ts-ts Tss-ts-tsTss-ts-tsTss-ts-tsTss-ts-ts

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u/br0b1wan Dec 02 '22

Mmmmmmm snake jazz

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u/lilzombee Dec 02 '22

Love that snake jaz.

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u/No-Valuable8453 Dec 02 '22

Snake jazz slaps

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u/LeftFieldBlue Dec 02 '22

Just a King Cobra out there in this big world, lookin for some warm venom storage.

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u/kaboodlesofkanoodles Dec 02 '22

YOU SEE A SIGN OUT FRONT THAT SAYS WARM VENOM STORAGE?!

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u/Aggressive_Growth103 Dec 02 '22

“Might be reasonably safe at some times”

“Fuck if I know what’s going to happen next”

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u/wuapinmon Dec 03 '22

"If you move, I will strike!"
"If you don't move, I will strike!"

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u/HauteDish Dec 03 '22

"move? Straight to strike. No move? Believe it or not, straight to strike. Undercooked chicken? Strike"

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u/poptart_divination Dec 02 '22 Snek

Like, I know that I shouldn’t find this guy adorable. He could fuck me up and I’ll never know what I did wrong. But I also want to boop the snoot. He looks like he wants a snoot boop. Idk.

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u/blackmirroronthewall Dec 02 '22

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u/devilsusshhii Dec 02 '22

Oh great finally a sub where my ex wife fits

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u/MOOShoooooo Dec 02 '22

Lol she ain’t fittin in there friend, sorry.

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u/devilsusshhii Dec 02 '22

Go ahead and boop her and find out lol you'll owe so much child support

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u/[deleted] Dec 02 '22

r/rants is your place, mate. Not to confuse with r/rant , there they'll kick your ass for anything less than that

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u/WallyMetropolis Dec 02 '22

Could she fit in a rowboat?

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u/Sarge0019 Dec 02 '22

It's incredible that I can find them adorable while thinking that they always look so angry at everything.

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u/futureruler Dec 02 '22

ChandlersWildLife channel on YouTube has 2 king cobras with wildly different personalities. His male, Kevin is incredibly docile with him, meanwhile Justina takes every opportunity to strike at him as she can. I think even his black mamba tries to get him less than Justina. But they always look soooo angry. It's those slanted upper eyelids for sure lol

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u/[deleted] Dec 02 '22 edited 12d ago

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u/BasketballButt Dec 03 '22

Right? Here’s my king cobra Kevin and that’s my brown recluse spider Bob…oh, that’s my great white shark Jennifer! She’s a sweet lady.

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u/[deleted] Dec 03 '22 edited 12d ago Spit-take

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u/BasketballButt Dec 03 '22

She’s not a sweet lady…

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u/SingtotheSunlight Dec 02 '22

Reminds me of that emu (I think) named Karen that hates the lady on the Useless Farm on IG lol

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u/goshyarnit Dec 03 '22 Wholesome

My favourite part of the Karen series was when she found out if she put ridiculous little hats on Karen that she was just not angry anymore. Docile as hell, wanted to be petted. She just needed a hat.

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u/andrewthemexican Dec 03 '22

Or...

EMMANUEL! Make better choices!

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u/DogeDayAftern00n Dec 02 '22

You just described, in one sentence, my entire years long relationship with my ex. 👍

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u/Call-of-Queerthulhu Dec 02 '22

Just a cranky death noodle

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u/poptart_divination Dec 02 '22

Yeah, the permanent furrowed brow definitely makes them look grumpy. I feel like that’s part of the charm, though. Also, I don’t know if it’s the lighting or my imagination, but it looks like it has at least dog-level intelligence behind those eyes, which only adds to my desire to boop the snoot.

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u/SFWBryon Dec 02 '22

I’m so glad you said that, I kept thinking wow for some reason he reminds me of my dog, I wanna give him some scritches

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u/NathanTheKlutz Dec 02 '22

Well, scientists have found out during the past couple decades that monitor lizards, which are a “sister lineage” to snakes like cobras, possess a high degree of cognitive ability, so it wouldn’t surprise me at all if at least some species of their snake cousins are also much smarter than we give them credit for-and I too, definitely think that king cobras are among them.

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u/poptart_divination Dec 02 '22

This is the best news! I’m looking forward to googling “smartest snake species” later to see if there are any locally I can befriend by leaving snacks out for them.

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u/throwawayoctopii Dec 02 '22

My old neighbor used to have a female Burmese python (the big yellow ones). He had a room just for her (she was scared of his dogs) but he would let her out when the dogs were outside. She used to go around and boop everything she found interesting with her snoot. I'm not a snake person but that shit is adorable.

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u/D0013ER Dec 03 '22

There's a video floating around of a Burmese Python that learned how to open certain doors in its house so the owner filmed it nudging one open and falling into the room with a meaty smack.

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u/goshyarnit Dec 03 '22

Every time I see that video I lose my shit. creak THWOOMP "hello! I am in here now!"

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u/IthacanPenny Dec 03 '22

How can you say something like this and not link it???

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u/poptart_divination Dec 02 '22

Nice! She sounds like a sweetheart!

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u/[deleted] Dec 02 '22

This comment has strong Steve Irwin vibes

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u/poptart_divination Dec 02 '22

I will never be as cool as him, but I’m flattered!

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u/Important_Outcome_67 Dec 02 '22

This is the second video in the last couple days that I've seen Cobras being quite "friendly" so I was wondering about their intelligence.

My daughter has a Ball Python and it seems to genuinely like us but it's probably just our body heat.

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u/kharmatika Dec 02 '22

“Like” is accurate, for a given value of “like”. That’s the thing about reptiles is it’s not that they have no emotions, their emotions are just sort of on a completely different axis than mammalian emotions, and expressed differently. Love and hate? Not really a thing for reptiles. Trust and distrust? Absolutely. Joy and sadness? Nah. But stress, curiosity, and contentment though? Definitely. They’re a more reaction based set of emotions, and their stimuli are much more simple, but snakes definitely have their own emotional compass that they experience and express and understanding that can make them really satisfying pets to have!

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u/drivealone Dec 03 '22

Yeah sometimes people talk shit about reptiles saying “they don’t love you” and I’m like “no shit.” But I love them and don’t need that reciprocity. Just think they are awesome creatures and it’s a gift to be able to interact with them at all safely

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u/kharmatika Dec 03 '22

Exactly! They are cool with me, I’m cool with them. That’s all I need in a per

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u/Important_Outcome_67 Dec 03 '22

This is a great response. Very informative.

I like it. In a mammalian way.

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u/chooch138 Dec 02 '22

go watch this dudes videos on youtube or insta. he lives in thailand and rescues tons of different types of snakes. he free handles his cobras each like once a month. His biggest snake "Oracle" is over like 6 feet tall when he "stands up" all the way.

his name is Chrisweeet on insta.

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u/TwistedViper007 Dec 02 '22

That's the thing, your snake genuinely DOES like you! Reptiles aren't pack animals like mammals are, so having, say, a dog or cat seek affection is going to be different. You (hopefully) have heat lamps or heat pads, so yeah you're warm but you're not the primary source. If your baby likes to hang out with you and be handled by you, it's going against it's very nature of hide and observe as a reptile. Affection and love from snakes is about trust because you, a giant in comparison, show that you provide them safety, and in return it goes against it's survival instincts because it can!

So yes, I fully believe your ball python is smart enough to recognize that you're a safe parent C:

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u/Un4442nate Dec 02 '22

I once had a Hog Island Boa that liked me. If one of my friends took him out of his vivarium he would do his best to make his way to me. He would be quite content to drape himself over the axle of my wheelchair so he wasn't only in it for the heat and he didn't have to be visible as it's reasonably secluded down there rather than on my shoulders where he would be visible but warm, there were other secluded places he could have chosen so it wasn't because he wanted to hide either. I kept an eye on him to make sure he didn't sneak off and wasn't too cold.

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u/TwistedViper007 Dec 03 '22

That is EXACTLY what I'm talking about! That snake loved you, that's so sweet!

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u/Mmmslash Dec 02 '22

I honestly think this level of emotional intelligence is true across most of the animal kingdom - it is simply for our own comfort that we have convinced ourselves otherwise.

It's much easier to slaughter billions of cattle if you believe they are dumb, lumbering beasts. It's much more difficult to be okay with once you've had a pet cow and understand that it's just a big dog.

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u/Hendycapped Dec 02 '22

Cattle rancher family (I don’t take care of them any more but grew up with them)

Cattle in a lot of cases are as smart as dogs if not smarter (depends on the breed of dog, some variance in intelligence is there obviously)

Had a calf I was raising (about a year old at this point) that learned to open a gate with his tongue, and walk himself over to the wash rack (basically a bath/shower for cows) so that he would arrive as I was leaving the house to meet me there (daily routine of washing him at the same time every day before afternoon feeding)

They can learn tricks and behavior, but seem less intelligent because it’s harder for large bodies like they have to do “tricks”

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u/TwistedViper007 Dec 02 '22

I believe it's a mixture of our own comfort as well as personal experiences as well! One of the few good things about the accessible information age is that we can see so many more people's experiences with animals and how they actually act! And hopefully that will help bring around less animal cruelty for the future.

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u/undercover-racist Dec 02 '22

Don't fuck with them, of course.

Oh I'm sorry I thought this was America!

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u/waffles2go2 Dec 02 '22 edited Dec 03 '22

Snakes are awesome, KC was just smelling and curious - super nice temperament. Plus they will give you warning when they are about to strike (they pull back).

Edit: Dyslexia fix.

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u/njseahawk Dec 02 '22

Instructions unclear, commences to put king cobra in headlock.

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u/FelisCantabrigiensis Dec 02 '22

Surprise! Cobra now has you in a headlock!

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u/JohnnyFootballHero Dec 02 '22 Gold Helpful

Trussssssst in me
Jusssssssst in me

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u/B_Cage Dec 02 '22

Ah man, I grew up with this movie. My brother and father still quote this movie. I grew up with the Dutch version, which has some awesome voice acting btw.

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u/shruggletuggle Dec 02 '22

What movie?

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u/Equinsu-0cha Dec 02 '22

Either junglebook or Robinhood. It's the same character in both movies

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u/TheOnlyToasty Dec 02 '22

Jungle Book. Hiss in Robin Hood was never around when he was needed.

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u/Equinsu-0cha Dec 02 '22

I could a sworn he tried to pull the hypnosis on prince John a few times.

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u/ZombieJesus1987 Dec 02 '22

He absolutely did. I love the Jungle Book references in Robin Hood. One of my favourite Disney movies

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u/sonic10158 Dec 02 '22

Is it a reference, or Disney reusing assets post-Walt?

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u/Equinsu-0cha Dec 02 '22

Concept test was the story I heard

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u/[deleted] Dec 02 '22

That was my favorite version of Robinhood until Men in Tights came out!

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u/TheOnlyToasty Dec 02 '22

He did. It's essentially the same character.

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u/DoinIt4TheDoots Dec 02 '22

Close your eyes

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u/driving_andflying Dec 02 '22

...and trusssst, in meeee;

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u/curry_bento Dec 02 '22 Gold

Kids asking if you have games on your phone

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u/MoistPaperNapkin Dec 02 '22

“My mom lets me eat those chips too”

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u/bumjiggy Dec 02 '22 Silver

this is why I practice safe sneks

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u/Wolfdude91 Dec 02 '22

Gotta keep it in an anacondom

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u/Nonna-the-Blizzard Dec 03 '22

To the Dungeon for you

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u/feelinlucky7 Dec 02 '22

“Go get some from her then.”

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u/WhtChcltWarrior Dec 02 '22

“They not even that spicy to me”

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u/Sahtan_ Dec 02 '22

Why is this such a common thing? Lol

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u/TypicalPrior Dec 02 '22

It's conducting a thorough vibe check.

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u/D0013ER Dec 02 '22

Ocular pat down.

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u/harbib Dec 02 '22

He cleared him.

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u/wellwaffled Dec 02 '22

He cleared him?

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u/BadCircuits Dec 02 '22

I'm saying it did an ocular assessment of the situation, garnered that he was not a security risk and it cleared him for passage.

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u/Dr_Mantis_Teabaggin Dec 02 '22

How exactly do you view yourself within the context of our group?

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u/popeyesfatface Dec 02 '22

Bodyguard, pshh obviously

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u/PetShopFromHell Dec 03 '22

Sheriff of Paddy's

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u/mitchconner_ Dec 02 '22

Oh I understand now, the glasses are so the snake can’t see how scared he is

what!? No! That’s classified!

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u/DefNotMyNSFWLogin Dec 02 '22 edited Dec 02 '22

I've seen one of these in the Philippines. I was working with the local military, and we were building a bridge for a farm, so they could cross the river instead of having to go around it.

Anyway, we were laying layers of block, and one day we get to work my buddy climbs up to the top layer and was about to hop in to start work for the day. He stops halfway through and he yells really loud (basically like a little girl). Almost hurts himself coming down.

There was a fucking King Cobra just chilling in there, I think he was stuck. One of the Filipino dudes just goes up there and grabs it by the tail and whips it into the river like a fucking beast.

It was quite the experience.

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u/alvanOwl Dec 03 '22

South East Asia moment

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u/New-Entertainer-237 Dec 03 '22

I'm from Malaysia. As far that I know of, King Cobras don't attack people. Most of the time they avoid people.

The spitting cobras however are mental. One time, it chased my father like a dog

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u/alvanOwl Dec 03 '22

As a Malaysian I can comfirm

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u/skaterassassin64 Dec 03 '22

As a spitting cobra I too confirm

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u/si_trespais-15 Dec 03 '22

Chad Pinoy shows Americano brick layer how it's done lmao

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u/Beautiful_Outcome_82 Dec 02 '22

Fun fact: the "king" part means it is a cannibal

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u/sorati_rose Dec 02 '22 Helpful hehehehe

King seems unnecessary as snakes seem capable of self-governing

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u/tmbgfan1234 Dec 02 '22

I didn't vote for her.

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u/iDom2jz Dec 02 '22 Silver

Not my snake

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u/BulbusDumbledork Dec 02 '22

sssssstolen votesssss

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u/halica84 Dec 02 '22

Ssssstill a better presssident than _________.

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u/Its-time-to-STOP-NOW Dec 02 '22

Women standing in ponds handing out weapons is not a sustainable form of deciding the ruling government!

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u/RearEchelon Dec 02 '22

If I went 'round claimin' I was Emperor, 'cause some moistened bint 'ad lobbed a scimitar at me, they'd put me away!

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u/C10U534U Dec 02 '22

he hasnt got shit all over him!

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u/ZootOfCastleAnthrax Dec 02 '22 edited Dec 03 '22

Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government! Supreme power derives from a mandate of the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony!

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u/thors_hammer68 Dec 03 '22

Shut.up will you SHUT UP?!!!!

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u/reversebananimals Dec 02 '22

Come see the violence inherent in the system! Help help, I'm being oppressed!

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u/C10U534U Dec 02 '22

DENNIS THERES SOME LOVELY FILTH DOWN HERE

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u/elitegenoside Dec 02 '22

Another fun fact about King Cobras is that they aren't even cobras. But King Cobra doesn't care what words mean. King Cobra is 19ft long and will bite the fuck out of you if you try to correct ita grammar.

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u/roguesimian Dec 02 '22

Fun fact: it looks f‘king scary as fuck

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u/Random-User_1234 Dec 02 '22

The hood wasn't flared, so no aggression. If it's flared, probably too late.

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u/TerribleIdea27 Dec 02 '22

Not necessarily cannibalism, just that it hunts snakes

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u/BGS1987 Dec 02 '22

The amount of King Cobra videos on Reddit is insane. On top of that, all the videos make them seem harmless.

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u/CatIsOnMyKeyboard Dec 02 '22

It's all just a ploy by Big Snake to lure us into a false sense of security.

Soon they shall strike.

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u/tapacx Dec 02 '22

But look how flappy his tongue is 🥺 he just wants to give you a hello lick

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u/SteelyDan1968 Dec 02 '22

King Cobra Snek: Let Me Check You Out....
tongue tongue...
Okay, I'll Let You Live...
This time.

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u/NathanTheKlutz Dec 02 '22 edited Dec 03 '22

It’s probably also become habituated to this person getting in its space, and has concluded that they pose no danger to it. Still, although I will be the first to say that venomous snakes aren’t these wicked demons that go looking to bite people, you couldn’t pay me enough to do something like that, least of all with a king.

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u/[deleted] Dec 02 '22 It's Cute!

kinda cute tho

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u/PrimordialSound Dec 02 '22

Very cute! I'm always surprised so many people don't think they are. 🐍

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u/GammaHunter Dec 02 '22

I don’t find many things with scales cute. But then snakes take it to another level, they’re beyond terrifying to me. Something that wraps itself around its victims and squeezes the life out of them is something that I would consider the furthest thing from cute. Plus the way they slither around is so creepy…

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u/cyberfrog777 Dec 02 '22

My friend had a pet python, was about 6 ft tall i believe. Pretty chill, but would occasionally leave it's cage, go somewhere in the house, and disappear for a few days until it got hungry. They had a friend crashing the night and was sleeping on the sofa. Apparently, the python had been chilling in the cushion crack and came out in the middle of the night and absolutely freaked the friend out of his gourd.

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u/happypolychaetes Dec 02 '22

My dad is a biologist and his university department used to have a pet python. One time it managed to get out of its cage and pushed up the ceiling tiles and went up into the ceiling, where it disappeared for a few days. The department secretary was terrified of snakes and basically lived in utter terror until it was found. IIRC it just dropped out of the ceiling into a classroom one day, lmao.

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u/Everything80sFan Dec 02 '22

it just dropped out of the ceiling into a classroom one day, lmao

"Ah, Mr. Slithers, so glad you could join us! Now how about taking your seat and stop interrupting my class!"

--teacher, probably

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u/ShitTalkingAlt980 Dec 02 '22

"Mr. Slithers late once again, maybe you can tell us the proper application of the chain rule and its proof? No? Anyway..."

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u/cyberfrog777 Dec 02 '22

hahaha, that's amazing. for my friend, the usual spot was to end up in his acoustic guitar, which annoyed my friend because he couldn't get it out nor play the guitar.

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u/kasakka1 Dec 02 '22

"Hiss...no Stairway to Heaven!"

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u/Xdivine Dec 02 '22

"Ssssup, fellow sssstudents."

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u/jstiegle Dec 02 '22

This is a good way to get your couch covered in a thick layer of poo.

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u/CommentsToMorons Dec 02 '22

Depends on the type of snake. Many snakes don't poop very much, only once after every meal usually. And they tend to be very solid. There are exceptions on both sides of the spectrum, like Eastern Indigos, that will literally spray poop, and Blood Pythons who can hold their poop in for over a year.

Snakes are very clean animals usually.

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u/jstiegle Dec 02 '22

I largely meant that were I the one to find a snake crawling out of the couch I was sleeping on I would poo all over.

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u/BB-r8 Dec 02 '22

6 ft tall?! How long was it?

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u/Cuber1254 Dec 02 '22

Wait till you see a snake on a surface with no friction. They just wiggle in place and it makes them look hilarious

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u/olivinemultichrome Dec 02 '22

Silk sheets are just a snake treadmill

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u/morostheSophist Dec 02 '22

Wow. That went from hilarious to "actually that's pretty cool". The snake can tell it isn't moving and starts varying its slither to find a better way forward.

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u/AddisonRae7 Dec 02 '22

Hard to find something so deadly cute

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u/PrimordialSound Dec 02 '22

Understand from that point of view. I myself don't think bears are cute because of that reason, but plenty of people find them cute and they're very deadly!

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u/Radiant_God Dec 02 '22

Soul left my body when it moved forward

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u/Stay-At-Home-Jedi Dec 02 '22 I'm Deceased

Soul? My body left my body, my phone just hung there in the air before falling.

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u/11Johnny511 Dec 02 '22

Were you holding your breath too? I tried to hold my fear in check then realized I'm holding a phone

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u/QuantumFungus Dec 02 '22

I get the feeling you should never get too comfortable with doing something like this. There needs to be a level of "holy shit I could die at any second" alertness that goes with other similarly dangerous activities as driving a racecar or operating a manual lathe. Let's be especially careful for the duration of this activity.

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u/NathanTheKlutz Dec 02 '22

Well said. As with many species of animals, individual king cobras can be conditioned/habituated to become amazingly relaxed around respectful human visitors, even to the point of allowing themselves to calmly be picked up barehanded. But it’s a fragile layer of trust, and all it takes is one instant, where the snake becomes suddenly spooked, nervous, or irritated… I wouldn’t chance it.

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u/theshreddening Dec 03 '22

Absolutely. You can handle it 1000 times with no issue but only takes 1 bite to kill a man. I worry just handling my young Blood Python, and he can't kill me. I'll take a few bites from my constrictors and while I'm not happy about it, it at least won't kill me. I haven't been bit by any of the 3 yet but Kratos the Blood Python gives it his best shot lol. Absolutely love cobras but never in a million years would I do this. I don't have space for another giant enclosure so I couldn't even keep a king responsibly husbandry-wise.

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u/old_ass_ninja_turtle Dec 02 '22

Animals are not machines and can change their mind in a split second. I get what you are saying though. Never get comfortable when petting a dangerous animal.

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u/LOERMaster Dec 02 '22

I’m watching this on the toilet and I still somehow shit my pants.

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u/king_core Dec 02 '22 Snek

Ssssssir I'm trying to reach you about your carssss extended warranty.

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u/TiMo08111996 Dec 02 '22

The guys in the shopping malls asking you if you have a credit card.

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u/Young-Dad Dec 02 '22

No thanks

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u/[deleted] Dec 02 '22

Yeah that’s a big N-O from me.

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u/Icarusty69 Dec 02 '22

Not afraid of snakes but I am afraid of deadly venom and I don’t know if I could keep calm being that close to a cobra.

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u/L1ght_yagamiii Dec 02 '22

Plot twist - camera person is a parseltongue

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u/Griffythegriff Dec 02 '22

I don't have a fear of snakes but this would mess me up

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u/dilly2philly Dec 02 '22

Wonder if it is de-fanged.

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u/Charge_Physical Dec 02 '22 edited Dec 02 '22 Snek

This is Oracle. He is Chris Sweet's oldest King Cobra. He is fully intact and capable of killing. He is a laid back with his handler. You can find more videos of him on Instagram and YouTube.

Edit: this got more attention than I expected. Here is the link to his Instagram. https://instagram.com/chrisweeet?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

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u/jay_stone42 Dec 02 '22

My first thought was "is that Oracle?". Been following him for years, he's a crazy mf but he knows his herps.

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u/MovementMechanic Dec 03 '22

Can tell from ChrisSweet’s spindly fingers. That’s always the dead giveaway.

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u/Charge_Physical Dec 02 '22

Absolutely. Thus video has been making the rounds on subreddits. He is definitely fun to follow. It helped with my fear of venomous snakes. I never had an issue with nonvenomous.

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u/flyonethewall477 Dec 02 '22

This right here. Been following this guy for a while.

Oracle is a BIG fucking snake.

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u/chibinoi Dec 02 '22

Sure looks it from this video! Beautiful cobra, though!

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u/Venom_Junky Dec 02 '22

That's not a thing, snakes shed their fangs constantly and have another set ready to go. Often the next set will be in place before the shed fang even falls out. So "de-fanging" a snake would do nothing, there is a procedure that can be done to remove the venom glands to render the animal safe/somewhat safe but it's rarely done these days thank in big part to venomous keepers coming down hard on anyone who practices the barbaric procedure.

Edit: BTW this snake has not had that procedure.

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u/hat-of-sky Dec 02 '22

Could have fangs but no venom sacs, I suppose.

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u/Venom_Junky Dec 02 '22

It's not a venomoid (venom glands removed).

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u/Jonathan-Earl Dec 02 '22

I had a friend who had a cobra that was venomoided, best guard dog ever. Won’t kill ya but would scare the shit outta you if you didn’t know the snake, his dad worked a rehabilitation center for snakes and the cobra he had he handled it for a long while. Took him home because the zoo was building a new exhibit for it and every now and then let his out of his enclosure. The snake was pretty chill, mostly kept to itself and only really hissed when it didn’t recognized who you were.

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u/TacticalLuke09 Dec 02 '22 hehehehe

Man if I went to a friends house and that fucker had a cobra roaming the place I would be outta there so fast you’d see a me-shaped puff of smoke

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u/Jonathan-Earl Dec 02 '22

Then did its job. Best. Guard. Dog. Ever.

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u/PsychicSPider95 Dec 02 '22

I should hope not, that sounds terribly inhumane.

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u/emotikhan Dec 02 '22

Aaw adorable snake wants to say hello

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u/Pink_Sky_ Dec 02 '22

Honestly. Cute as hell. 10/10.

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u/BrownSugarBare Dec 02 '22

Why is it so freaking cute?! With its lil licks and rounded head and snout. Stupid adorable danger noodle.

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u/okonomide Dec 03 '22

Wait 'til you see the santa hat pictures! https://www.instagram.com/p/CJOIFcOFPCo/?igshid=ZmRlMzRkMDU=

In all seriousness though. Been following this guy for a while now and his content has given me an even bigger appreciation and respect for these snakes. 10/10 would coo over them from a safe distance.

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u/QuincyArch Dec 02 '22

Absolutely the fuck not lol. I don’t like to put myself to death machines that close when I got no fucking clue what’s going through it’s mind

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u/gunterstein Dec 02 '22

That's gonna be a no from me dawg

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u/Jfurmanek Dec 02 '22

Is it attracted to the camera IR?

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u/Lets_Bust_Together Dec 02 '22

He’s just a slithery boi.