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The world's largest poisonous snakes is the king cobra (Ophiophagus Hannah), which can reach a length of 5.8 m. A specialist snake eater, this is a shy forest-dwelling species which only attack human when provoked. Its large venom gland contain enough poison to kill an elephant. The king cobra is the only snake known to make a nest of soil and leaf litter, gathering fallen leaves from the forest floor. The nest is about 30 centimeters high and may contain 20 to 40 eggs. These are guarded by the mother until they hatch.