Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The Black Mamba

The Black Mamba,arguably one of the deadliest snakes in the world are known to be very aggressive and strike with extreme accuracy. 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 they are found in sugarcane fields 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, which can kill you as fast as 20mins. Without applying a special anti venom within 10 mins ,100% of the time the bite is extremely fatal usually ending in death.

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

Aren’t we lucky they are only in Africa. Overall I think that the black mamba is the deadliest snake in the world.Not only are the extremely venomous but they are also the fastest snake.

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