Black Snake

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The fauna of our planet is rich and varied.It is home to a variety of creatures.Some of them are very nice to look at, the other - just awful.One of the most daring, dangerous and fastest creatures on earth - Black Mamba snake.It belongs to the genus Mamba, whose name translates from the Latin as "tree snake".Her color is not quite black.The name she owes its black mouth, very similar in form to the grave.

black snake actually has a dark olive, olive green, gray-brown color.The underparts are off-white or light brown.Kids snakes olive and grayish color.Hue changes with age.

black snake can reach a length of up to three meters.Some specimens reach 4.5 meters.However, the snake of this size - a rarity, and almost never occur.

this dangerous snake lives on the African continent.It can be found from Ethiopia to South West Africa, from Senegal to Somalia.In the tropical forests of the Congo Basin, it does not penetrate.Black Snake, unlike their kind, are not adapted to life in the trees.Best of all, she feels rare among bushes, abandoned termite mounds, in the hollows of trees.She lives in constant den for a long time and protect it if necessary.

Black Mamba - snake, winner of first place in the world among similar speed of movement.It can reach speeds of 20 kilometers per hour over short distances.In addition, it has one of the strongest neurotoxic poisons and is one of the twenty most poisonous snakes on the planet.Black mamba venom quickly acts on the nervous system of living beings, causing paralysis.It is able to kill a man in just four hours for a bite to the finger or heel.If the snake bites a person's face, the paralysis and death occurred within twenty minutes.

For one bite of a black snake produces a huge amount of venom.The dose to 20 milligrams can be fatal if you do not hurry up with the antidote.However, once the kite produces 100 to 400 milligrams of poison in case assistance should be provided immediately.

If a snake disturbed or angry, it is widely opens his mouth.Thus, it prevents and deters intruders.In fact, it really looks impressive - a very scary when the black mamba with open mouth throws at you loud hisses.

In Africa, very popular stories and myths associated with black snakes.Locals love their told and retold.However, not all of them are authentic.

Some told about snakes, a person pursuing several miles just to bite.Some say that anyone entered the building where he lives the black mamba, is sure to be bitten.All these stories are exaggerated.

Black Mamba is not so cruel and aggressive.

It can be seen in the terrarium zoos.

because of the terrible nature and the ability to use their physical abilities to the full, these snakes do not contain private collections.

scientists curiously studying them and watching them both in captivity and in the wild.