|It is not an aggressive snake but will assume a formidible posture is cornered. They are able to lift as much as a half a metre of the body while spreading a wide impressive hood. The Snouted Cobra's venom is extremely toxic (neurotoxic); it is the second most toxic venom of any cobra, after the Cape Cobra. However, the snouted cobra is considered to be much deadlier than the Cape Cobra because it is larger, more aggressive and can inject more venom per bite. Their potent neurotoxic venom affects breathing and in untreated cases may cause respiratory failure and death.