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Black Snake

The animal world of our planet is rich and diverse. It is inhabited by a wide variety of creatures. Some of them are very nice to look at, others are simply terrible. One of the most fearless, dangerous and fastest creatures on earth is the Black Mamba Snake. It refers to the genus Mamba, whose name in Latin translates as "tree snake". Her color is not exactly black. The name is due to its black mouth, very similar in shape to the coffin.

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

A black snake can reach a length of up to three meters. Some specimens reach 4.5 meters. However, snakes of this size are very rare, and practically do not occur.

This most dangerous snake lives in the Africancontinent. 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. The black snake, in contrast to its own kind, is not adapted to life on trees. Best of all, she feels herself among the rare bushes, deserted termites, in tree hollows. She lives in a constant lair for a long time and protects him when necessary.

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Black mamba - the snake, the owner of the first placein the world among themselves similar in speed of movement. It develops speeds up to 20 kilometers per hour at short distances. In addition, it has one of the strongest neurotoxic poisons and is one of the twenty most venomous snakes on the planet. The poison of the black mamba acts quickly on the nervous system of the living being, causing paralysis. He is capable of killing a person in just four hours in the event of a bite in the finger or heel. If a snake bites a man in the face, then paralysis and death will come in twenty minutes.

For one bite, the black snake releases a hugeamount of poison. The dose of up to 20 milligrams can become fatal, if not rush with the antidote. However, at one time this snake releases from 100 to 400 milligrams of poison, in which case assistance must be given immediately.

If the snake is disturbed or angry, it is widelyopens his mouth. Thus, she warns and discourages strangers. In fact, it really looks impressive - very scary when a black mamba with an open mouth hits you and loudly hisses.

In Africa, stories and myths associated with black snakes are very popular. The locals like to tell and retell them. However, not all of them are reliable.

Some of them tell about snakes,pursuing a man for several miles, just to bite. Some say that anyone who enters the building where the black mamba lives will certainly be bitten. All these stories are greatly exaggerated.

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Black mamba is not so cruel and aggressive.

It can be seen in terrariums of zoos.

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

Scientists study them curiously and observe them both in captivity and in natural conditions.

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