Monocled Cobra

Naja kaouthia
LESSON, 1831
Kaeng Krachan, Thailand. February 29th, 2016.

“The abrupt edges of the water holes were mostly bare clay, thanks to the elephants, but here and there were spots where Elephas couldn’t easily reach, and grasses and other plants kept a foothold. The herper eye is naturally drawn to these, and being at the right water hole at the right time, I saw the back portion of a heavy brown snake, half in the water and the rest disappearing into the grass. I knew it was a cobra; in the milliseconds of discovery, the sorting and classification areas of my brain made a pretty good guess.”

Excerpt from Joining The Cobra Club at my blog site, Notes From The Field

My Flickr album for this species is here.

My Thailand Flickr album is here.

HerpMapper records for this species are here.

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