There are over 270 types of cobras and the King Cobra is the longest at 12-18 feet in length. Cobras defend themselves by extending certain ribs to create a "hood" in order to appear larger. They inject poison into their prey through their fangs and one species can spray venom up to 8 feet away! The Incredible Creatures Collection features Extra large, soft, playful, true-to-life vinyl replicas of some of the most amazing creatures in the world. Excellent learning tool to introduce young children to our delicate and often endangered inhabitants of our planet. A fun way to spark the innate curiosity of a child. Each replica is finely hand painted and accurate down to the last detail.