Monday, July 13, 2015

Deadly Black Mamba

The Black Mamba (Dendroaspis polylepis), 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.

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.

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. It's body is not black at all; the name is given to it because of its inky black mouth.

Watch this 4 minute Video, it will capture your attention and then right when you want more it abruptly ends. You're welcome.