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Watch: King Cobra & Rattlesnake Bath Time

King Cobra
King Cobra photographed in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand. Image by sippakorn yamkasikorn via Unsplash

Imagine handling some of the most fascinating and venomous creatures on the planet – now imagine bathing them.

An experienced reptile handler demonstrates how snakes are bathed.

Read to the end to watch the video!

Handling Venomous Snakes

Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake
Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake photographed in Scranton, United States. Image by Anastasia Pirri via Unsplash

Handling venomous snakes is no ordinary feat. With meticulous care and years of experience, Chandler is a qualified reptile handler. Do not attempt to handle snakes, like Chandler handles them.

Meet The Snakes

king cobra
King cobra. Image via Depositphotos

As Kevin, the King Cobra, emerges from his enclosure, we’re immediately struck by his commanding presence. With his striking golden hues and iconic hood, Kevin exudes an aura of regal elegance. But don’t be fooled by his beauty—this danger noodle is a force to be reckoned with

Next, our attention turns to the Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake, a native of the southeastern United States. Chandler the handler carefully places the Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake in a tub of warm water, explaining the significance of hydration for shedding. As the snake soaks, we observe the delicate process of removing stubborn skin flakes, ensuring the snake’s continued well-being.

Comparing King Cobras and Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnakes

CharacteristicKing CobraEastern Diamondback Rattlesnake
SizeCan grow up to 18 feet in lengthTypically reaches lengths of 5-6 feet
OriginNative to South and Southeast AsiaIndigenous to the southeastern United States
Physical CharacteristicsProminent hood and distinct markingsLarge rattles on tail; sandy-colored scales
BehaviorKnown for its alertness and agilityPrimarily solitary and secretive in nature
DietFeeds on other snakes, lizards, etc.Preys on small mammals such as rabbits and rats
LifespanCan live up to 20 years in captivityLifespan averages around 10-20 years in the wild


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Hopefully you’ve gained a deeper understanding of snakes and their adaptations.

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