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Can Gio, a mangrove forest near Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, is also a UNESCO biosphere reserve, home to king cobras, saltwater crocodiles, fishing cats—and until recently, a monkey circus.
If the bad boys of Southern California karate are slithering back into the spotlight with YouTube Red's Cobra Kai (streaming now), of course the king Cobra can’t be too far behind.
At some point during this incredibly dangerous fight, the python was bitten by the ultra-venomous king cobra.
Unlike vipers, these snakes—which range in size from about 2 feet to the 19-foot-long king cobra of Asia—have long, muscular bodies that propel them rapidly and a lethally erect fang on their upper jaws.
The snake in the video above is likely a king cobra, a species which lives mainly in the rain forests and plains of India, southern China, and Southeast Asia.
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