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Photographer Snaps Breathtaking Shots Of King Cobras Mating At Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Photographer Spots King Cobras Mating At Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

One of the fiercest animals of the jungle, king cobras aren’t commonly sighted in Singapore.

Spotting one of these reptiles in a forested area is rare — much less two in a particularly intimate position.

Incredibly enough, this was the sight that greeted a photographer when he visited Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve recently.

He shared that he saw two king cobras mating in the area and snapped some quick shots of the scene.

King cobras seen mating at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Posting in the Nature Society (Singapore) Facebook group, Mr Ted Ng shared that he witnessed the sight at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve.

He noted that while seeing one was uncommon, the sight of two mating in the same spot was definitely rare enough to be noteworthy.

Source: Ted Ng on Facebook

Mr Ng added that the male cobra was crossing the pathway in the reserve when he sensed the female on the opposite end of the road.

The female cobra had then “stood up”, surprising the photographer. Unfortunately, he wasn’t fast enough to capture the spectacle.

She subsequently turned around with her back to the male cobra as if granting him “permission” for mating.

In an attached video, one of the cobras slithers across the road to duck into the greenery, presumably the male meeting his lover.

Source: Ted Ng on Facebook

Another picture shows the snakes on top of each other in a seemingly intimate position.

Source: Ted Ng on Facebook

Netizens express awe

The post has since gained some attention on Facebook, where netizens have expressed their awe at the sight.

Most of them were amazed by the scene, which they described as “awesome.”

Source: Facebook

One user agreed that seeing two king cobras in the same area was indeed rare — what more witnessing them mating.

Source: Facebook

Another netizen shared how impressed he was by the footage and pictures, calling the animal the “king of Singapore.”

Source: Facebook

This hasn’t been the only sighting of king cobras in recent weeks in Singapore, either.

Last month, photographers documented a showdown between a king cobra and a reticulated python in Mandai.

After a seven-hour battle, the king cobra devoured the python, an experience which one of the photographers described as “nerve-wracking.”

Also read: King Cobra Devours Python After 7-Hour Showdown In Mandai, Battle Documented In Nat Geo-Worthy Pics

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Featured image adapted from Ted Ng on Facebook.

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