Somewhere off the coast of West Africa, an extremely venomous species of snake is pretty notorious for pestering the local people because of their invasive nature. Upon investigation, the researchers discovered that these invasive snakes are actually a yet to be discovered species of cobra which is only native to that island.
Initially, the experts thought that it’s just a common invasive forest cobra that got carried from Sao Tome somewhere in the Guinean Gulf. However, further studies unveiled that the native West African snake is actually a new species of cobra.
The morphological and genetic testing revealed that the forest cobra is a new species.
Found within the lush forests of West and Central Africa, the forest cobra can grow up to 3 meters long which makes it the largest cobra in the world to date.
They named the new variety they discovered “Naja Peroescobari.”
Experts believe that this newly found species can grow bigger than the other forest cobras. Furthermore, according to the reports in Zootaxa, this new species possess fewer white scales on its dark body.
These snakes are considered pests by the locals due to their invasive nature.
The people’s animosity towards these forest cobras is understandable and as a matter of fact, a wise decision. According to the reports, the venom of these forest cobras is lethal. A light dose of its venom can easily kill a human within half an hour, making it the fourth most venomous cobra in the world.
These forest cobras can be aggressive especially when cornered.
Researchers said that their venom is classified as neurotoxin – a form of venom that can cause paralysis, speech impediment, cardiac arrhythmia, and even death. It is extremely recommended to get medical attention immediately when bitten.
As of now, the experts fear that the relentless persecution by the locals might cause the extinction of the newly discovered forest cobras.
African Penguins’ Teamwork To Catch Fish Will Make You Feel Ashamed
As it turns out, the film “Penguins of Madagascar” were right all along – penguins use teamwork to accomplish things.
Somewhere off the southern coast of Africa, the experts discovered one of the fascinating things about African Penguins. As it turns out, the film “Penguins of Madagascar” were right all along – penguins use teamwork to accomplish things. Just as you thought that penguins couldn’t get any more adorable than they already are right now.
According to their findings, they discovered that when hunting for food, African penguins work with one another and corner the fish they’re trying to catch.
Experts said that this information would be helpful in understanding the behavior of endangered birds.
150 Million Huge Spiders To Invade UK Homes Soon
If you’re arachnophobic, then this is your worst nightmare come to life!
Do you live in the United Kingdom and do you hate spiders? If you answered 'yes' to both questions then we've got some terrible news for you.
According to several reports that recently surfaced online, UK is set to experience a massive spider invasion. It is estimated that around 150 million of these creepy crawlies will be invading homes in the country soon.
If you're arachnophobic, then this is your worst nightmare come to life!
10 Disturbing Parasites That Perfectly Showcase The Weird Side Of Nature
Meet the weirdos among the weirdos of nature.
It goes without saying that parasites are nasty in nature. They feast on their hosts in more ways than you could ever imagine. The worst part is that while you’re too busy reading this article, you probably already have a few parasites living inside your body.
Believe it or not, despite their creepiness, parasites are actually an essential part of nature. Their grotesque way of existence keeps the balance on our ecosystem. In this list, we’ll go over a few types of them that would gross you out, but pique your interest at the same time.