when confronted the king cobra will quickly try to escape and avoid any sort of confrontation how ever if provoked the king cobras can be highly aggressive. when confronted it rears up the anterior portion of tis body when extending the neck showing the fangs and hissing loudly . when raising its body the king cobra may deliver multiple bites in a single attack but adults are known to bite and hold on. in spite of being a highly dangerous snake it prefers to unless there is no were to go. since this species is secretive and tends to inhabit less populated forested regions and dense jungles it is rarely encountered and seldom comes across humans except those individuals witch are caught for performances and thus many victims bitten by king cobras are actually snake charmers.