They have several other cobras where I was at, and they mostly have bad temperment, and I am sure that this mozambique is used to being handled.
I certainly wouldn't handle a hot snake the same way as that snake, and normally I wouldn't have handled even a veonmoid the way i did, but I was in a situation where the keeper was there, the surgeon is arguably one of the best there is, and the snake was verified to be "cold".
In anouther.... oh maybe 10 years... I'll be ready for a monacled. I really love albino monacles, and the young one you have pics of is truely a fine specimen!