The Symptoms of Cobra Poison.
His reminded her of a cobra about to strike, though he'd pulled the gun up to his shoulder.
Most venoms are tasteless, but cobra poison is said to be disagreeably bitter.
Of these, several poisonous species exist, including the cobra and karait (Naja tripudians and Bungarus caeruleus).
The cobra di capello (Naia tripudians) - the name given to it by the Portuguese, from the appearance of a hood which it produces by the expanded skin about the neck - is the most dreaded.