Like a water pistol, a spitting cobra defends itself by shooting venom at an enemy’s eyes through a small hole in its bottom fangs. Venom in the eye inflicts stinging, burning pain and can cause blindness. Spitting venom is only for self-defense; to kill prey, a cobra must inject venom through a bite.
Did You Know?
A spitting cobra can hit a target with venom from up to eight feet away.