Have you heard about the "new" species of cobra they found in Africa?

@sbeauty (5870)
United States
December 8, 2007 7:31am CST
They said it was up to 9' long, spits venom, and has enough venom in its body to kill 15 people. My question is "Where has this snake been hiding until now?" Is it a mutant? Have the only people who have run into it failed to live to tell the story. What do you think?
4 responses
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
11 Dec 07
Wow, I would not want to run into that snake. It is strange that they are just now finding the new species, isn't it. Makes you wonder if it was released by a science lab or something. Sounds like it could really eliminate a lot of people. Glad it is across the ocean, I hate snakes anyway.
@xParanoiax (6999)
• United States
10 Dec 07
Well, Scientists predicted that Nture would start creating new species in the future. Genetic mutations happen when there's stress on a species' particular environment. Now thinking about it, with the climate changing, turning to the next shift in its cycle, humanity's shinanagins, and the daily stress of a critter's life...I think that certainly would speed up that creating new species bit. All the more encouragement for humanity to stop its shinanagins and trying to appease nature, in my opinion.
@Ohara_1983 (4120)
• Kuwait
8 Dec 07
Just know i hear from you, thank you for sharing, actually africa lot of cobra from that land, maybe just hidng in the desert, you know snake will eat 1 big goat they will sleep also for how many weeks, maybe this kind of cobra just feel hungry so that time they found him.
@lizzyt2007 (1312)
• Craig, Alaska
8 Dec 07
I am not sure what cobra your looking for. but I found when on yahoo news thats a new species. Its called Naja Ashei species. its bout 2.6 metres long. He was found in Kenya. I He can kill up to 20 people in one bite. I only like garderner snakes but I love to watch them on tv and learn more about snakes in the wild. I thought this was interesting and thought you may want to read about this snake. heres the link with more info. http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20071207/sc_afp/kenyawildlifesnakecobra_071207215647 I hope you enjoy this article.