The beauty of spectacled cobra
Indian cobras are found in a wide range of habitats throughout their extensive range. These snakes inhabit plains, dense or open forests, rocky terrain or wetlands, it's only absent from desert regions found in its range. They are often found in near water.
It can also be found in human modified habitats like agricultural lands including wheat crops or rice paddy fields and even in heavily populated urban areas like villages or the outskirts of cities. In terms of altitude they can be found from sea level up to 6600 ft (2000 m) high.
The indian cobra usually hides in holes in embankments, termite mounds, tree hollows, rock piles, caves, cracks and small mammal dens.
The indian cobra is a medium sized, heavy bodied snake, with most adult specimens ranging from 3 to 5 ft (1-1,5 m) in length. Although occasionally some very large individuals, notably those found in Sri Lanka, grow to more than 7 ft (2m). The indian cobra head is elliptical in shape, somewhat depressed and only slightly distinct from neck. They have a short and rounded snout with large nostrils. The eyes are medium sized with round pupils. Their body is covered with smooth scales.
Throughout its massive range the Indian cobra colour and pattern varies quite a bit. The species dorsal color ranges from creamy white, dark brown to black, with the belly coloration ranging from grey, tan, yellow, brown to reddish or even black.