SOMERSBY, Australia (STORYFUL) - King cobra ‘Raja’ needed a few keepers to grab hold of him after he struggled to shed his skin.
Keepers said when snakes cannot shed their skin, “eye caps” can remain and cause blindness.
The deadly snake, measuring in at four meters, was also milked and had a health check. Keepers extracted 471 milligrams of venom.
“This is a massive result considering a tiger snake produces approximately 45-50 milligrams of venom,” the zoo said in an email to Storyful.