Monitor lizard filmed biting a King Cobra in a ferocious fight: Watch video
Kothamangalam: Misinterpreting to be a prey, a king cobra bit the tail of a monitor lizard and the infuriated lizard attacked the snake.
The monitor lizard bit the snake and the battle prolonged for a few minutes on the road leading to the Karimbani forest here. This rare scene was captured by the forest officials on Sunday during their patrol.
The king cobra was almost 15 feet long and the monitor lizard was also of huge size. According to the forest officials, the king cobra that devours other snakes must have mistaken the monitor lizard’s tail for a snake. The poison did not affect the monitor lizard as the snake did not bite hard.
The officials watched the scene for almost 10 minutes and claimed that the battle started even before their arrival. The monitor lizard attempted to escape from the snake’s bite but the king cobra was not ready to leave it.
Finally, the monitor lizard released its bite and escaped into the forest. It also turned back to check whether the king cobra was following. The snake also slithered into the forest as soon as the monitor lizard eased its bite.