Female cobras can lay 20 to 40 eggs, so it is very likely that the mother snake has not finished placing the hatch before it moved.
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The inhabitants of the city of Maddur, in Karnataka, were amazed at the strange sight of a cobra that laid eggs in a busy street.
The incident dates back to March of this year, when a teacher who had found the poisonous snake inside his home took him outside and called a local expert for help, according to the Daily Mail report.
However, before the snake expert, Prasanna, could rescue the reptile, he made his way to the street in front of the house and began laying eggs. Prasanna caught the snake later and threw it into a nearby forest. The snake expert took the eggs with him and told him he would release the snake rings after they hatched.
A video of 1.21 minutes, filmed by the teacher, shows pbadersby watching in shock when the pregnant snake lays 14 eggs in less than an hour in the middle of the street.
The female cobras can put 20 to 40 eggs, so "most likely the mother snake has not finished placing the hatch when moved," he said. Daily mail report said.
In the images, it can be clearly seen that the eggs move down the body of the snake and come out of the vent, which serves as the only opening for snakes to release bodily excretions.
The cobras, considered as one of the poisonous snakes, inject venom to their prey since they can not keep their fangs down. The number of species of cobra varies from 28 to approximately 270 "according to the definition of a cobra", according to LiveScience.com.
These include the famous King Cobra, the largest poisonous snake in the world, which is found predominantly from India through Southeast Asia to the Philippines and Indonesia.