by James Eatock: http://bustatoons.blogspot.com/2006/06/kobra.html
In the He-Man Ladybird book "A Trap For He-Man" the writer gives name to the snake-headed staff that Teela wields, Kobra. In this story Teela demonstrates its ability to fire blasts, communicate with the animals of Eternia, and contact other Heroic Warriors. This particular story seems to focus heavily on the powers that Teela possesses whilst in possession of her Kobra staff. It is actually a shame that other canons did not follow this minor plot point. I for one would have enjoyed seeing this take place in the cartoon at certain points. That said eventually She-Ra would possess the ability to talk to the animals of Etheria.