Black Mamba. . The Black Mamba,, death incarnate" My mama Black mambas are actually brown. They get their name from the black color of the inside of their heads black mamba Snake comp facts
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Black Mamba

The Black Mamba,,
death incarnate" My mama
Black mambas are actually brown. They get their name from the
black color of the inside of their heads, which they
display when threatened.
It' s one of the world' s deadliest snakes. It' s the fastest land
snake in the world and it is Africa' s biggest poisonous snake. This
snake' s potential danger has been the subject of many African
myths and it has been blamed of human deaths.
It is one of the few
venomous snake
species ofthe world,
or perhaps the only
venomous snake
species, that will
attack without prior
warning signals or
They can grow to be 4, 25
meters long (14 feet), though
their average length is around
M, meters (8 feet). Black
mambas can live up to 11 years
in the wild. .
They can move faster than most people can run, which partly
explains why they are so feared. Black mambas can reach speeds
of up to 19 kph (12 mph), making them the fastest snake on land
but still slower than the myths of them outrunning horses.
If threatened, black mambas will lift the front third of their
bodies to 1. 2 m (3 to 4 feet) off the ground, open their
mouths, hiss and expose the dark, foreboding interior of their
mouths. They spread their flat hoods
and shake their heads. _
This is a defensive
posture aiming to scare
away the threat. If black
mambas need to attack
to defend themselves, "ts,
they will strike quickly C
several times then scurry
away as fast as possible.
Black mambas typically eat small mammals and birds, though
there have been reports of mambas found with whole parrots or
cobras in their stomachs. Black mambas hunt small
animals by biting them and holding on until the prey becomes
paralyzed. ’
If hunting a larger A
animal, black mambas x
strike their prey and /
then release it. They , T
then follow it until it
becomes paralyzed or
dies, at which point .,,
they eat it. i
Two drops of venom can kill a human. Black mambas have a
neurotoxic venom which shuts down the nervous system and
paralyzes victims. Without antivenom, the fatality rate from a
black mamba bite is 100 percent. Victims can die within 20
minutes to 4 hours. T
A case in which a black mamba was
attacked by seven dogs, the snake
managed to swiftly envenoming and
l dispatch all seven dogs without
incurring any injuries aside from a few
A minor and superficial bite wounds on
its tail. All seven dogs rapidly
succumbed to the mamba' s venom,
two of the dogs were dead within the
first minutes, while the others
all died, one at a time, in less than an
A full grown female African elephant at Samburg National Park
in Kenya was bitten by a black mamba. This is the only
scientifically documented case of an elephant being killed via
Snakebite. The fatal bite killed the elephant in under 24 hours.
Their venom apparatus and method of delivering venom is also
the and among all venomous
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User avatar #1 - aralahkian (03/09/2014) [+] (54 replies)
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If you like then you can request a comp of a snake. Just post the name and I'll do a comp of the one with most thumbs (in other words, most requested).
User avatar #64 - aralahkian (03/10/2014) [+] (3 replies)
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Here's another one on the green anaconda
User avatar #187 - aralahkian (03/11/2014) [-]
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User avatar #186 - aralahkian (03/11/2014) [-]
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Here's a longer comp that includes: gaboon viper, chrysopelea (flying snake), corn snake, ball python, inland taipan, as well as secret 6th one which was the most requested.
#17 - jakabok (03/10/2014) [+] (6 replies)
I literally read this whole in her voice.
#14 - vorarephilia (03/10/2014) [+] (2 replies)
User avatar #10 - pipeworks ONLINE (03/10/2014) [+] (10 replies)
>Most evolved

Let me tell you why that's nonsense. Every single living thing has evolved for the exact same amount of time as every other living thing. Human beings are not "more evolved" than, say, a moose because we can talk and a moose cannot. We simply evolved in a different direction. The Black Mamba evolved a more efficient venom than other snakes. That does not make it more evolved, that makes it an asshole.
#40 - FudgeCannon (03/10/2014) [-]
Don't mess with the black mamba
Don't mess with the black mamba
#55 - riggyrigs (03/10/2014) [-]
yet this dude survived a bite
#54 - feistyoneyouare (03/10/2014) [-]
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#118 - melontwilight (03/10/2014) [-]
The Black   
The Black
User avatar #26 - psykobear (03/10/2014) [-]
Finally! Someone who knows the difference between Mamba and Mambo! Thumbs just for that!
User avatar #134 - virtigo (03/10/2014) [+] (2 replies)
What is a cobra compared to this ************ ?
User avatar #3 - outdrewfortytwo (03/09/2014) [+] (1 reply)
You said poison once. :p

Also, I want a seasnake one.
User avatar #4 to #3 - aralahkian (03/09/2014) [-]
hehe, my bad. it's of course supposed to be venomous.
#157 - slandersalamander (03/10/2014) [-]
I love snakes.
#112 - domitius (03/10/2014) [-]
there's only one true black mamba to me
there's only one true black mamba to me
#87 - Tenkan (03/10/2014) [+] (1 reply)
Couldn't help but read it like this.
Couldn't help but read it like this.
#159 - skiskate (03/10/2014) [-]
TFW snake content
#158 - derpyhuubes **User deleted account** (03/10/2014) [-]
Imagine that one guy who wanted to go out like this,then he gets antivenom at the last second and doesn't die.
#106 - iridium ONLINE (03/10/2014) [-]
That guys face when holding the snake's mouth open.
User avatar #99 - viscerys (03/10/2014) [+] (6 replies)
I once watched a porn video called the Black Mamba.
#21 - ilikemoney (03/10/2014) [+] (2 replies)
I stopped reading when I read the part about them being Africa's largest poisonous snake. They are not poisonous at all, they are very venomous however.
User avatar #24 to #21 - faithrider (03/10/2014) [-]
he did mention the venomous, i just think that most people don't realize the difference...
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