Black Mamba Bites Lion Stock Footage 01


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The black mamba is endemic to Sub-Saharan Africa and it prefers to rest during night time in a permanent lair such as an abandoned burrow or a termite mound. Mambas are diurnal ambush predators, hunting for food during daytime. They are known to be unpredictable but prefer to avoid any unnecessary confrontation if possible. Even with the lion gone, the snake remains alert, carefully observing its surroundings before leaving the safety of its lair.

Black mambas have relative short fangs located in front of their mouth. Its neurotoxic venom is less viscous than any know snake venom, making it extremely fast acting indeed.

Some black mamba victims reported, that they were not even aware of being bitten but felt its symptoms within twenty minutes. This was also the case with Nathan Layton, a student at the Southern African Wildlife College, where he help capturing an escaped black mamba.
Nathan didn’t realized being bitten at all and returned to his classroom where he collapsed twenty minutes after the incident and was pronounced death less than an hour after the snake capture took place. The Footage was recorded by Heiko Kiera aka Ojatro in 2010.

Video credit to the YouTube channel owner


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Black Mamba Bites Lion Stock Footage 01

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  1. I actually own a black mamba. A pretty big one too. It usually HANGS around me all day until it spots a prey. Dont worry ladies if you get bit by this snake. its non poisonous but it might get you pregnant.

  2. i love coldblooded animals esp snakes… but this mamba looks dumb or what? i dont know is it trying to bite already bitten and Dead lion (looks not fully grown) and trying to swallow it!

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