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Black Mamba And The Other Deadly Snakes Of Africa


Black Mamba And The Other Deadly Snakes Of Africa

The black mamba is the deadliest ever snake that has ever existed in the history of zoology. You can find this snake to be residing in the continent of Africa. Apart from black mamba, there are some other deadly snakes also who can take away your life at once.

We may mention puff adder, the Egyptian cobra, gaboon viper among them. In this article, we will be looking after such snakes at a glance. So, let’s have a look without wasting time in introducing the nature of venomous snakes.

Black Mamba And The Other Deadly Snakes Of Africa
Black Mamba And The Other Deadly Snakes Of Africa

Black Mamba

This is a long and venomous snake that is native to Africa. It is the fastest snake in the world with speeds averaging 10 miles per hour. The Black Mamba normal habitat is the Savannah grasslands where there are massive rocks and stout trees to climb and rest.

They are normally very shy and in most cases, they retreat when intimidated by a predator. For it to feed, it has to wait for small mammals and birds to pass close by. A bite from a Black Mamba could easily kill you in under 30 minutes unless an anti-venom is administered by a qualified doctor.

The doctor should be able is able to monitor any violent reactions that may be accompanied by the administration.

Egyptian Cobra

This snake is native to the Savannah grasslands of East Africa, Congo and the Northern part of Africa, in Egypt, where its symbol was used by the ancient Egyptians on the headdress of the royalty as a symbol of power over life and death.

Its venom is neurotoxic. Once you are bitten, the nervous system breaks down, making the whole body numb and eventually death. These snakes are responsible for many of the snakebite deaths in Africa and the Middle East part of Asia.

Gaboon Viper

Black Mamba And The Other Deadly Snakes Of Africa
Black Mamba And The Other Deadly Snakes Of Africa

With its large and heavy body, it is the most beautiful and magnificent of all African venomous snakes you will ever see. It is most abundant in East Africa along the equator, thriving among the montane and coastal forests.

Here, it uses the fallen leaves and dead litter to camouflage from any predators. It lies while waiting for its next meal. Its tends to eat small mammals and birds. Though it can consume larger animals due to its expandable and large head.

Its bite is very painful and it can inject large quantities of venom. This venom is capable of killing virtually any animal that threatens it.

Puff Adder: The Second Version Of Black Mamba

This is the most common venomous snake species widely spread in the Savannah grasslands of Africa, although they are good swimmers, they normally climb bushes with ease. Their body is stout and they can reach a maximum length of up to 1.7 meters.

They have a large, flexible triangular head that is perfect for swallowing small mammals like rodents, birds, frogs and toads. Their venom is quite toxic and bites from this snake can cause severe swelling and bleeding which may lead to death if medical attention is not sorted.

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