Agriculture
Getting the dirt on carbon
New Gene Fights Potato Blight
Making the most of a meal
Amphibians
Frogs and Toads
Toads
Poison Dart Frogs
Animals
A Tongue and a Half
Blotchy Face, Big-Time Wasp
Crocodile Hearts
Behavior
Longer lives for wild elephants
Lightening Your Mood
Honeybees do the wave
Birds
Parakeets
Tropical Birds
Rheas
Chemistry and Materials
Meteorites may have sparked life on Earth
Screaming for Ice Cream
A Framework for Growing Bone
Computers
Hubble trouble doubled
Earth from the inside out
Batteries built by Viruses
Dinosaurs and Fossils
An Ancient Feathered Biplane
A Big, Weird Dino
The Paleontologist and the Three Dinosaurs
E Learning Jamaica
2014 GSAT Results for Jamaican Kids
E Learning in Jamaica WIN PRIZES and try our Fun Animated Games
Results of GSAT are in schools this week
Earth
Vitamin D-licious Mushrooms
Flower family knows its roots
Hints of Life in Ancient Lava
Environment
Whale Watch
Lessons from a Lonely Tortoise
A Newspaper's Hidden Cost
Finding the Past
Prehistoric Trips to the Dentist
Sahara Cemetery
The Taming of the Cat
Fish
Mahi-Mahi
Parrotfish
Carp
Food and Nutrition
The Essence of Celery
The mercury in that tuna
Chocolate Rules
GSAT English Rules
Adjectives and Adverbs
Order of Adjectives
Pronouns
GSAT Exam Preparation Jamaica
Results of GSAT are in schools this week
Mastering The GSAT Exam
GSAT Scholarship
GSAT Exams Jamaica Scholarships
GSAT Exam Preparation
42,000 students will sit for the GSAT Exam in two weeks
Access denied - Disabled boy aces GSAT
GSAT Mathematics
Monkeys Count
Math and our number sense: PassGSAT.com
Losing with Heads or Tails
Human Body
Germ Zapper
Flu Patrol
Disease Detectives
Invertebrates
Tarantula
Flies
Flatworms
Mammals
Armadillo
Cats
Ponies
Parents
The Surprising Meaning and Benefits of Nursery Rhymes
How children learn
What Not to Say to Emerging Readers
Physics
One ring around them all
Strange Universe: The Stuff of Darkness
Speedy stars
Plants
A Giant Flower's New Family
Flower family knows its roots
City Trees Beat Country Trees
Reptiles
Copperhead Snakes
Iguanas
Pythons
Space and Astronomy
Zooming In on the Wild Sun
Planet Hunters Nab Three More
Holes in Martian moon mystery
Technology and Engineering
A Satellite of Your Own
Young Scientists Take Flight
Algae Motors
The Parts of Speech
What is a Preposition?
What is a Verb?
Countable and Uncountable Nouns
Transportation
Revving Up Green Machines
Middle school science adventures
Are Propellers Fin-ished?
Weather
Recipe for a Hurricane
Where rivers run uphill
Polar Ice Feels the Heat
Add your Article

Cobras

Cobras are venomous snakes of family Elapidae, of several genera. (Elapidae also include the taipans, brown snakes, tiger snakes, fierce snakes, coral snakes, mambas, and sea snakes.) Cobras generally inhabit tropical and desert regions of Asia and Africa. Look Tough: The cobra's most recognizable feature is its hood, a flap of skin and muscle behind the head which it can flare, perhaps for the purpose of making it appear bigger and more threatening to predators. The cobra's predators include the mongoose and some raptors. DANGER POISON!: Elapidae cannot fold their fangs down, as Viperdae can, so the fangs are generally shorter. They kill their prey, usually small rodents and birds, by injecting a neurotoxin through their hollow fangs. The neurotoxin blocks the synaptic communication between the victim's neurons and muscles, thus stopping movement and control. The King Cobra notably eats other snakes; it feeds almost entirely on other snakes, even venomous ones (ophiophagy). The spitting cobra can also incapacitate larger would-be predators by delivering venom to their eyes. Cobras come in varying colors from black or dark brown to yellowish white. The (jet) black cobra found in Pakistan and North India is considered a sub-species of Indian Cobra (Naja naja). What's your name?: "Cobra" is the Portuguese common name for a snake; it came from late Latin colobra. When Portuguese navigators arrived to the coasts of Africa and South Asia in the 16th century, they named the cobras cobra-capelo, which mean hood-snake; from this compound, the name entered Spanish, French, English, and other European languages.

Cobras
Cobras








Designed and Powered by HBJamaica.com™