King Cobra's "claim to fame"
is the fact that they are the only snake to construct
a nest for the sole purpose of laying
A King Cobra Nest is constructed by the
female typically from rotten leaves and vegetation.
The female King Cobra will loop her coils over
loose debris and drag the material to create her
nest. In most cases, a Cobra nest is nothing more
then a simple pile of leaves mounded above the
ground were she will lay between 40 and 60 eggs.
In some cases however, maybe due to experience,
the female actually constructs a lower “Egg
Chamber”, with an upper area for her to lay
and incubate. King Cobra eggs incubate after 65
to 80 days.