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The Pelted and Debauched-The Black Mamba

Posted by seshdotcom on May 28, 2008

The Black MambaThe Black Mamba is said to be one of the Fastest snake in the world its reaction time is not more than some Fractions of a Second..It is also a deadliest venomous snake more commonly found in the African Terrain..Where are the Mambas Found commonly->Black mambas live more commonly in the grasslands of Africa. Because of the Black coloration inside the Mouth it is called as Black Mamba and the Principal weapon of this Arboreal Snake is it kills the Victim by Surprise its Lightning Quick Strike can kill an Elephant in 10-15 Minutes and a Human in 20 minutes(if Proper Antivenin and First Aid is not Supplied to the Inflicted Person)..It now puts a Question Mark in the minds of the Herpetologists and Snake researchers how does Mamba Achieve this Speed.*Does it have any supernatural Brain?????…A single bite of Black Mamba delivers 100-120 mg of venom.In striking Position the mamba flattens its neck, boos very loudly and displays its inky black mouth and deadly fangs

Auxology and Mamba Meals:The Snake can vary from 10ft to 14ft long…And like all snakes Mamba’s favourite Meals include Squirrels,Rats,Birds…How does it feed on these???->It first gives a Lethal Blow and Paralyzes the victim The neurotoxins and cardiotoxins in the Mamba venom makes the Prey Unconscious and then the Mamba swallows it slowly.They are generally Diurnal Snake 90 % they Hunt during the Daytime..It can Cover upto 12 miles in an Hour by its fast Motion…


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