A brown snake eagle attempts to make a meal of a venomous snouted cobra in this rarely observed encounter filmed in South Africa’s Kruger National Park. The cobra’s venom attacks the nervous system, and its effects can be deadly. The eagle moves around its prey cautiously while the cobra uses mock strikes to fend off its predator.
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Click here to read more about snake venom: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/02/125-venom/holland-text
Click here to read more about Kruger National Park: http://www.nationalgeographicexpeditions.com/expeditions/kruger-national-park-safari-tour/detail
Read more about this high-stakes encounter at National Geographic News: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/04/160406-brown-snake-eagle-vs-spitting-cobra-video-kruger-south-africa/
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