King Cobra alias “banakon”
In the provinces of Davao Oriental and Compostela Valley, it is believed that under the thick cover of forested land lives significant number of king cobras locally known as “banakon”. There are many reports of snake bites in the sorrounding area where victims range from a small child to an elderly farmer. Eyewitnesses reported that the snake could reach the length of 18 to 20 feet long and is highly venomous (same with the king cobras abundantly found in India). People thought about the snakes as the guardian of the forest and whenever someone enters their turf they will become aggresive and will surely happy to chase and inject those death syrup in someone’s body to die.Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental is a 2 to3 hour drive east from Davao City. Today, still there is no documented sightings of that feared snake not even a captured one for us to see. Biologist where presently exploring the forest hoping to find one so that they can find a way to protect the animal from extinction and for the people to not get in the snakes path.
This video shows a giant king cobra in India being the center of discussion by some brave, intelligent but crazy guy who’s doing a documentary. This is kinda intense video you better watch closely to that big 18 ft. snake I’d been cringing watching this clip. Have fun!
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King Cobra in Davao Oriental
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