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Tervlon

That's a big nope from me.


Goose7711

he's chillin though, didn't puff out his snake flaps? whatever tf those are


enjoymeredith

I dont know what theyre called but i hope they are in fact called Snake Flaps.


AliasNefertiti

is the tongue used for exploring the environment? like we use our eyes?


knightsbridge-

They smell with their tongue. Smells are just tiny particles in the air. Snakes (and a few lizards) have a special organ in the roof of their mouth called a Jacobson Organ. They flick their tongue out, then press it against the Jacobson Organ to smell what's around them. Their sense of smell is excellent. Snakes explore the world through scent, like dogs, rats or cats do. Their eyesight and hearing are both kinda bad.


AliasNefertiti

Thank you! So the snake is sensing the person.


knightsbridge-

Yes, the snake is checking out the camera and the person holding it! Probably checking if they are food or have food - snakes aren't very smart. 🙂


AliasNefertiti

Still fascinating!


Crashedmylambo

King cobras actually have great vision since they're visual hunters and don't use heat like other snakes.


Sreynolds71

I think only pit vipers, pythons and boas have the ability to sense infrared radiation from warm bodies.


Crashedmylambo

The rest use scent like the comment I replied to stated. I was just adding that king cobras use vision and have great sight.


[deleted]

Kinda cute tbh


SchillMcGuffin

It is, and while I'm not remotely snake-phobic, I found it fascinating just how strongly the cobra's hood is symbolic of danger. If this had been any other kind of snake, I would have immediately found it cute, but that was seriously mixed with menace here for me.


mlqdscrvn

It just wants to give a little kiss to the cameraman.


Lord_MAX184

Yeah a "kiss" alright


super-me-5000

What a majestic badass creature, he deserves to be free


BigBlackNigaBallz

Yeah, a killing machine should be let free... yeah, bro.


super-me-5000

He can hunt pests


joseyfleming

King cobras are snake eaters, while they may eat an occasional rodent if given the opportunity they would go after native snake species more than anything and actually increase pest/rodent populations


joseyfleming

Not to mention could seriously injure/kill people and pets bc they’re insanely venomous.. lol


super-me-5000

Thanks for the info, you are so right, but they aren't very aggressive to humans, they do eat other venomous snakes and have a part in maintaining a balanced ecosystem, right?


joseyfleming

Sorry if this is long, but to my knowledge it would depend on the specific circumstances of this particular snake. If it were originally caught in the wild and then was released back into its native habitat (India, China, Indonesia, etc) then yes of course, these snakes like all other species play a role in the balance of their native ecosystems. But this snake is a pet that’s most likely located outside of its native habitat, which if released would be a big problem because the temperature/environment would probably be wrong and even if it did survive would absolutely be considered a dangerous and invasive species. Also if this snake was born in captivity it probably never learned the tools and skills it would need to survive and hunt as a wild animal (like captive born zoo animals that can’t be released because they wouldn’t survive). Contrary to some people’s opinions I do believe snakes have the ability to feel a range of emotions and thoughts, but at a much more simplistic scale. So as long as this cobra is fed, watered, warm, and has enrichment for climbing/stretching out, it’s probably happier in captivity than any of its cobra friends roughing it in the wild😂


super-me-5000

He is a beautiful creature, you probably have a point about this individuals hunting skills, and snakes like the Anacondas getting loosed in Florida, USA are good examples for not allowing them to get loose where they don't belong lol. They have Tegu problems too, from the exotic pet industry.


BJORTAN

No thanks I'm good with a German sheperd


therobfather77

Its massive wtf


Admetastrator

That's what she said


rawchallengecone

I believe Kings are the largest of the venomous snakes.


LouDog187

Sorry dawg it's gonna be a no for me.


JakeTurk1971

Surprisingly chill about being touched. More into checking out the camera than reminding this dude to respect his personal space.


Prompt-Initial

I've seen other footage of King Cobras checking out the cameras filming them! They seem naturally very curious snakes.


Chronic_Discomfort

Forbidden boop-the-snoot


PonyKiller81

Oh man I worked up some anxiety watching this video


Lord_MAX184

My anxiety is off the roof for that guy's safety


rare_meeting1978

Why do some people feel the need to risk their lives for likes on a video?


rawchallengecone

There’s a dipshit in FL on YouTube who has been in the hospital multiple times due to his venomous snake collection. Florida is such trash.


[deleted]

Why do this? I assume the cameraman will be in a world of poop if he gets bitten.


Used_Firefighter_919

FUCK YOU


abrg06

🤣


c2srq

I'm out.


MwminNC4

Hell to the Na Na on that one!!


[deleted]

yeahhhhh..no


tikachu22

Nope rope pets


2crowsonmymantle

Jesus H Christ, NO


MaxMadisonVi

He’s smelling him. They smell trough the tongue.


Karnorkla

Stupid ass will get bitten.


sqqueen2

You can pet a cobra?


OhPotatoBlessMe

You can pet most things atleast once


Kahnza

I've seen this post no less than 6 times in the last day


Commercial-Many-8933

Forget how big these guys get, it’s as big as a burm


jahurulislamjim

having a girlfriend feels like😅😅


Dr_Duncanius

What a lovely pet think I’ll get the boss one for Christmas


gpmandrake52

Chrisweeet. This video is one of the least anxiety producing.


Head_Ad3758

*sniff* “is that.. lamb chop I smell? You ate without me??” Is all I can hear this snake saying


sheighbird29

This snake could be a venomoid (venom glands are removed surgically). Which doesn’t make it much better, since they should all be handled with the same amount of respect and proper measures


bluetuxedo22

King cobras really are big intimidating snakes


Bill7671

Than the snake bit him and he asked why…


YourOpp

I don’t mess with snakes


Rexy_Iz_Cool

Why is it cute


Admetastrator

Is it just me or is that the biggest King Nope Rope I've ever seen wtf


1file

Is it bad I find this cute?


gambuck

He’s gorgeous it’s looking at videos like this that make me wish I can talk to animals


Icy_Brother_1

That is some white ppl shit. That is why you all are being the minority now. Nothing to do with abortions.