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The rinkhals (Hemachatus haemachatus), also called the ringhals or ring-necked spitting cobra | A venomous elapid species found in parts of southern Africa | It is not a true cobra in that it does not belong to the genus Naja, but instead belongs to the monotypic genus Hemachatus; however, it is closely related to the true cobras and is considered to be one of the true spitting cobras.
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Cobras are some of the most dangerous and venomous snakes found mostly in Africa and Asia. They can range in length from 8 feet to just over 18 feet. According to National Geographic, one bite from a king cobra has enough toxin to kill 20 people or even an elephant. Most cobras, however, are shy and try to stay away from humans.