Like other spitting cobras, the ring-necked spitting cobra can launch its venom as far as three meters. When faced with danger, it often plays dead by lying on its back with its tongue hanging out. In self defense or when it is about to attack, it rears up, spreads its hood, and hisses almost like a cat.
Status according to Red List: Least Concern
Order: scaled reptiles; family: elapids
Small mammals, reptiles and amphibians
Savannah and mountain ranges up to 3,000 m. Often found under rocks or in rodent burrows.
Gives birth to a litter of up to 60 live young.
Status according to Red List:Least concern (LC)