The encounter between a man and two cobras in the wild has gone viral, with many people fascinated by the difference in the snakes’ behavior.
The first cobra was aggressive and appeared to be ready to attack the man, while the second, an albino cobra, seemed more docile and afraid.
However, it has been pointed out that the second snake is not actually an albino, but a leucistic cobra, which is still a rare and beautiful sight in the wild.
Leucism is a genetic condition that causes a partial loss of pigmentation in an animal’s skin, hair, or feathers. This can result in a range of colors, from white to pale or patchy versions of the animal’s normal color.
In the case of the leucistic cobra, the snake’s skin is a pale blue-gray color, with darker markings on its hood and body. Its eyes are not the bright pink or red of an albino, but a dark color with a hint of blue.
Despite the difference in their appearance, both cobras are venomous and potentially dangerous to humans.
It is not recommended to approach or handle wild snakes, as they can be unpredictable and defensive if they feel threatened.
The man in the video was likely taking a risk by getting close to the snakes, but his calm demeanor and slow movements may have helped to avoid a confrontation.
The video has sparked a lot of interest in these fascinating creatures, and many people have commented on the beauty and rarity of the leucistic cobra.
However, it is important to remember that these snakes are not pets or toys, and should be respected and admired from a safe distance. If you encounter a snake in the wild, it is best to leave it alone and appreciate it from afar.