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Old January 22nd, 2014 #189
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Just the ultimate reptilian terrorist....Doin' its part to control the nigmonkey population...

According to wildlife biologist Dr. Joe Wasilewski, black mambas are the most-advanced of all the snake species in the world. Their venom apparatus and method of delivering venom is also the most-effective and most-evolved among all venomous snakes.[11][12] One snake expert called this species "death incarnate".[13] Its combination of speed, unpredictable aggression, and potent venom make it an extremely dangerous species.[8][14] It is the fastest snake in the world,[15] capable of moving at 4.32 to 5.4 metres per second (11–19 km/h, 10–12 mph) for short distances.

Without rapid and vigorous antivenom therapy, a bite from a black mamba is rapidly fatal 100% of the time

Its body is long and slender and it's head, which readily stands out from the body, is said to be shaped like a coffin.

Their eyes are large and they have excellent eyesight which is used to detect motion, to view surroundings, and to help them carefully navigate and move about in their environment. Detection of quick or sudden movements will cause them to strike immediately.

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