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).
Like the cobra, also, the haje has its fangs extracted by the jugglers of the country, who afterwards train it to perform various tricks.
Among the Dravidians a cobra which is accidentally killed is burned like a human being; no one would kill one intentionally; the serpent-god's image is carried in an annual procession by a celibate priestess.