note: all factoids brought to you by: the King Cobra
Cobras and Forte facts you didn't know yet:
-have such a low hiss that it sounds like 'a dog's growl'
-courts mates or possible mates with nuzzling, formed mates are usually for life
-worshipped as guardians; there are several stories of wild cobras forming loyal friendships with certain people
-very scent oriented; mates will actually search each other out by the other's scent
And, oddly- while they have much better eyesight than other snakes or reptiles in general, they can't see 'royal purple'. >.>
...and, now I'm grasping. That's all of the useful facts for now. p.s.- the rare and elusive 'Forte hiss' isn't an actual hiss as much as a 'threatening huff' (there's different throat muscles at work here, you gotta trust me). The muscles involved with a hiss are the same as a growl, as proved with a king cobra's hiss. For those of you that can growl with the voicebox vibration, try moving that vibration up higher and you'll notice it hiss out. there is my rough example for the night. Kinda wish I could phonepost this and give a voice-example. Dam. Yeah, that trustmething? Do it again. x.x;;;;
Finally, since I should force myself some sleep now. I heart my friend ixx
very dearly. Only the best of friends bitch about your scary stalkertypes.