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‘Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan’ [Episode Preview]: Giant Spitting Cobra Encounter In Kenya

Feb 24, 2016 04:12 PM EST
One type of cobra
This is one type of cobra. Another, the giant spitting cobra, delivers the most venomous bite of all cobras.
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There is chaos in Kenya on tonight's episode of "Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan." In search of the giant spitting cobra -- whose venom can kill an adult in less than an hour -- Dominic travels to Kenya's savannahs. 

The giant spitting cobra, native to dry lowlands of Africa, is believed to have the most venomous bite of all Cobras. Growing upwards of nine feet long, it is not a snake you want to mess with. 

The snakes use their venom as a defense mechanism and to paralyze prey, which includes birds, lizards and other snakes. Surprisingly, the cobras can spray their venom several yards and generally aim for their attacker's eyes, as it gives them their best chance to escape. Unless your Dominic, you probably don't want to come within two meters of these snakes, let alone go looking for one.

While exploring the savannahs, Dominic also runs into a much larger animal: An injured elephant that nearly tramples him down. This exciting episode airs Tonight, Feb. 24 on the Travel Channel, 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

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