Wednesday, June 11, 2014

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The Black Mamba ,arguably one of the deadliest snakes in the world. These snakes are known to be very aggressive and they strike with extreme accuracy, and being the fastest land snake in the world must be an awesome advantage. People say that the black mamba is capable of reaching speeds of up to  20kmph.


This snake is found in many parts of Africa and populates a lot of sugarcane fields. The reason for the sugarcane field is that they like to climb the canes to sit and bask at the top, maybe even wait for prey.


If you were to be bitten by this snake an adult Black Mamba can deliver up to 120 mg of venom in one bite. This can kill you as fast as 20mins. Without applying a special anti venom within 10 mins ,the bite is extremely fatal 100% of the time usually ending in death.

Although not many animals dare to face the Black Mamba there are still few that are able to contest with them. For example the Snake Eagle and some other birds occasionally kill. Even Mongoose are a predator to the snake as they are somewhat immune to venom ,and Mongoose are extremely fast.

1 comment:

  1. There are lots of Black Mamba's in my home province of KwaZulu Natal in South Africa. Another reason they like the sugar cane is that it provides them with cover and protection and they prey on the cane rats which can get as big as cats!
    Nice blog

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