The Black Mamba (Dendroaspis polylepis), is an elapid snake and is one of Africa's most dangerous and feared snakes. It has a wide range of known locations throughout Africa. The black mamba is native to Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Botswana, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Angola, Namibia, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa and the Congo. They inhabit a wide variety of areas that include open savannahs, open woodlands, and rocky outcrops. It is also known for being very aggressive when disturbed or confronted and will not hesitate to strike with deadly precision.
The black mamba is the largest venomous snake in Africa and the second longest venomous snake in the world. Adult black mambas have an average length of 2.5 meters (8.2 ft) and a maximum length of 4.5 meters (~14 ft). Like all other reptiles, the black mamba relies on external heat to regulate the temperature of its body. Of the venomous snakes of the world, only the King Cobra is longer.
The Black Mamba is also the fastest land snake in the world, able to reach speeds in excess of 12 miles per hour (20kph). However it uses this speed to escape danger, rather than catch prey.
The name "black mamba" is somewhat confusing because it contradicts the snake's actual color. Its body is not black at all; the name is given to it because of its inky black mouth. Normally, mambas have a dark olive, olive green, grey brown, or metal color. Some of them have a light band around their body. As mambas get older, their skin begins to darken.
Beautiful yet deadly, the Black Mamba could quite easily kill me if it wanted, yet I admire its beauty. Whilst a Black Mamba can easily kill a person within an hour Man isn't their preferred meal, the most attacks actually occur when the snake feels threatened.
This is not true. No snake can outrun a person. That's a myth. I think Austin Stevens said that once while handling a BM
Edit: found the video that proves my statement. Search "Austin Stevens vs Black Mamba" and you will find a video which is 8 minutes and 26 seconds long I think. Go to 5:10 minute mark and there you go
That 'burst speed' is when striking as they usually move forward unlike cobra's that strike from a static 'raised' position. All normal adults will outrun a mamba as their speed is about 11 kph. I grew up in mamba country and have had many encounters over the years including witnessing the death of one of our workers within 2 minutes of a bite to her neck, however, shock attributed to her unusually rapid death.
At 1:33 she says that "the black mamba is the longest and fastest snake in Africa".....in fact, black mambas are the fastest snakes in the World. However, the African Rock Python is the longest snake in Africa, if not the World. Much longer than a Black Mamba....
Do not deal in guilt but I do not like these Doc videos where
we are left with out notice and the rest of the film....
Please put up Warnings so we can find what we are looking for with out having
first the guilt of impedance VS teaser video which thieve our cherished time.
Poor snek...it's just scared and trying to defend itself when ppl go into ITS territory.
If you think abt it, for its prey it's a very humane death - takes seconds and they likely only feel pain for a tiny amt of time. We do WAY worse with animals we kill for food.
Gorgeous animal, too!
The Longest Venomous Snake in Africa.
India is already breeding these snakes in the thousands on islands in the Arabian Sea which are part of Indian territory.
We need them in the thousands.... They will be used as Weapons of WAR !!!
Just like Hiroshima and Nagasaki were the first cities which suffered atomic Bombing...
Cities in Pakistan will suffer from Snake bombing.. there is always a first time.... in the annals of war..
Thousand of deadly Black Mambas parachuted into Pakistani territory in Baskets attached to Parachutes which flip open as soon as they land...
Karachi, Sargodha, Multan, Rawalpindi and Islamabad...
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