Don't look up. Do not look up. Those words kept running through my head, blaring at me like a klaxon and drowning everything else out. I stopped looking in mirrors years ago, if I could avoid it. It was too painful to see my hideous reflection staring back at me with its dull eyes and flat nose and crooked teeth, one ear slightly higher than the other and always a tremor in my long fingers.
Cobras are some of the most dangerous and venomous snakes found mostly in Africa and Asia. They can range in length from 8 feet to just over 18 feet. According to National Geographic, one bite from a king cobra has enough toxin to kill 20 people or even an elephant. Most cobras, however, are shy and try to stay away from humans.