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Gogo Maweni flaunts new pet, its a cobra

Controversial sangoma Lee-Ann Makopo, better known by her stage name Gogo Maweni, has set tongues wagging after showing off her new pet cobra.

The reality star posted a video of her cobra inside a box on her Twitter account and shared it with her followers. In the video, Maweni could be seen and heard gushing over her new pet and musing aloud about what she ought to call it.

Gogo Maweni flaunts new pet, its a cobra

Maweni added the following caption to the video:

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“I was able to acquire a cobra at last.”

It is not the first time that Gogo Maweni’s pets have caused a stir on social media due to the reactions of her followers. There are times when the sangoma will share videos of owls and pythons.

The sangoma is accused of bewitching her ex-boyfriend SK-Khoza to which she has already admitted to. Because of this South African men who have been involved in extramarital affairs are afraid of their lives that they will be caught in crossfire if their spouses are to consult Gogo Maweni.

In response to the most recent video, many users of social media pointed out that what is being shown here is witchcraft. Here are a few of the responses that were posted on Twitter.

@ChrisExcel102:

“Why don’t you start employing this witchcraft to put an end to the load shedding?”

@xxi tv:

“Perhaps playing Russian roulette with one’s life”

@Diskor T:

“Are you referring to the belief that snakes in some way have the power of witchcraft and can result in financial gain? I’m not judging I’m just curious.”

@MrDWillConfess:

“Okay, I think we need a little bit of background information on the reason why you got a cobra,” she said.

Because to the average person, a snake is symbolic of witchcraft, which is extremely distressing for South Africans to experience.

And right now it just seems like you are making something that ruins people’s lives more acceptable.

Gogo Maweni has been making headlines recently after revealing some startling information about her relationship with former Orlando Pirates player Thabo Rakhale’.

A controversial sangoma named Gigi Lamayne admitted in an episode of her popular podcast “Point of View with Gigi Lamayne” that she had used “muthi” to bring an end to Thabo Rakgale’s career at Orlando Pirates. Gigi Lamayne was speaking about the incident.

Gogo Maweni claimed that she had no choice but to use “muthi” on Thabo because he dumped her for being a sangoma, but she did so without showing any shame or remorse on her face.

After Gogo Maweni administered traditional medicine to Thabo, the footballer found it difficult to break into the starting XI for the Pirates and was instead forced to spend most of his time on the bench.

Because the dribbling wizard was having trouble getting regular playing time, the club was forced to offload him in 2017, at which point he signed a permanent deal to play for Chippa United in the Eastern Cape.

It was reported early on in this year that Gogo Maweni had cast a spell on SK Khoza, who was the father of her child. This caused her to gain notoriety.

Information Regarding Cobras:

Information Regarding Cobras:

The most well-known snakes on Earth are the king cobras, which are distinguished by their menacing hoods and intimidating postures of standing upright. They have earned both respect and fear as a result of their sophisticated demeanor, proud bearing, and poisonous bite.

According to Sara Viernum, a herpetologist based in Madison, Wisconsin, cobras can be found in many parts of the world, including Africa, the Middle East, India, Southeast Asia, and Indonesia. The term “hooded snake” originates from the Portuguese phrase “cobra de capello,” which gives us our modern word “hooded snake.”

There is some debate regarding the precise nature of the term “cobra,” and the number of species of cobras can range anywhere from 28 to about 270 individuals, depending on the definition used. According to Viernum, “the name cobra references several species of snakes, the majority of which are in the venomous snake family Elapidae.” True cobras belong to the genus Naja genetically, but the term “cobra” is often used to refer to other species of snakes. Other types of snakes, such as coral snakes, kraits, and mambas, are included in the Elpididae family. A good number of these snakes are capable of raising the top half of their bodies or have hoods that cover their heads.

Behavioral traits of a cobra

Elapids are venomous snakes that have hollow fangs that are fixed to the top jaw in front of the mouth of the animal. Cobras belong to this family. According to the San Diego Zoo, these snakes are unable to keep their fangs pressed down on their prey, so instead, they inject venom through their fangs. They have an exceptional night vision as well as a keen sense of smell. In addition to their recognizable hoods, cobras have pupils that are round and scales that are smooth.

There is a wide range of coloration from species to species. The cobra comes in a wide variety of colors and patterns, including red, yellow, black, mottled, banded, and many others.

The majority of cobra species can grow to be more than 2 meters (6 feet) in length (2 meters). According to Cape Snake Conservation, the forest cobra is the world’s largest true cobra, reaching a length of 10 feet (three meters), whereas the Ashe’s spitting cobra reaches a length of 9 feet (2.7 meters), making it the largest spitting cobra in the world. The length of the Mozambique spitting cobra is approximately 1 meter, making it the shortest of all species (1.2 m). King cobras, which have the longest average length of all venomous snakes, can grow up to 6 meters long (5.5 m).

According to Viernum, “the most well-known and recognizable distinctive physical characteristic of cobras is their hood.” “The process of hooding takes place when the snake stretches out the ribs in its neck, creating a section of its body that is wider and flatter near the head.” This results in a breathtaking and potentially dangerous spectacle.

Habits

According to Viernum, “the most distinguishing behavioral characteristics of cobras are their defensive displays.” [Citation needed] “These include hooding, hissing, and raising the upper portion of their bodies to stand erect,” she said. “They also stand erect when they hood.” The majority of cobras have the ability to stand as tall as one third of their total body length. This behavior not only indicates that they are willing to attack, but it also assists them in their search for food. When confronted by potential predators or other dangers, cobras often hiss loudly and some species also spit. According to Viernum, spitting cobras have the ability to project venom from their fangs in the direction of any potential threats they perceive.

Eggs are the means by which cobras reproduce. The average clutch size for a female is between 20 and 40 eggs, and the incubation period lasts between 70 and 90 days. SnakeWorld in India claims that cobras will guard their eggs and stay close by for as long as it takes for the young to hatch. There is evidence that both wild boars and mongooses are responsible for the theft of cobra eggs.

The mongoose is the cobra’s most famous predator, and for good reason. According to the website Cobras.org, mongooses have thick fur that protects them from the fangs of cobras and are able to frequently win fights against cobras thanks to their speed and agility. They have the ability to bite the back of the cobra before the snake has a chance to defend itself. In addition to other snakes and people, cobras face danger from humans.

Cobras are typically opportunistic hunters, meaning that they will feed on any kind of prey that comes their way. They will frequently consume other snakes, birds, and small mammals, as well as eggs, carrion, and lizards. They move stealthily through the woods, keeping their distance from the animals they hunt in order to ambush them when the time is right. Although the vast majority of cobras hunt at dawn or dusk, the San Diego Zoo reports that there are some species that forage during the heat of the day.

Cobras, like other snakes, have a very slow metabolism, which enables them to go for days or even months without eating. This allows them to avoid predation.

Cobra bite

According to Viernum, “Cobra bites can be fatal, particularly if they are left untreated.” Antivenin is, thankfully, readily available, and the timely application of an artificial respirator can also occasionally prevent death in some cases. The effects of the neurotoxic venom that cobras possess were described by Viernum as follows: “Like coral snakes, cobras have potent neurotoxic venom, which acts on the nervous system. Vision problems, trouble swallowing and speaking, weakness in skeletal muscles, difficulty breathing, respiratory failure, vomiting, abdominal pain, necrosis, and anticoagulation are some of the symptoms that can result from a bite from a neurotoxic cobra. [Related: 7 Horrifying Accounts of Snake Encounters]

After being bitten by a cobra, it can take as little as half an hour for a human to stop breathing, according to research conducted at the University of Michigan.

Some species of cobras, including all species of spitting cobras, have cytotoxic venom that attacks body tissue and results in excruciating pain, swelling, and possibly even necrosis (death of cells and tissue). The American Museum of Natural History reports that spitting cobras have the terrifying ability to shoot venom from their fangs directly into the eyes of their prey with pinpoint accuracy. Spitting cobras are known for their ability to project venom. If the eyes are not properly washed, venom that gets into the eyes can cause blindness.

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