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These Are Some Of The Most Poisonous And Dangerous Snakes In Africa

Top 10 Deadliest Snakes in The World

Some of the most poisonous and dangerous snakes in the African continent are:-

Black Mamba

Why the Black Mamba is the World's Most Dangerous Snake - AZ Animals

The Black Mamba is the biggest poisonous snake in Africa. Extremely aggressive, it can run up to 20 km per hour and is incredibly quick.

The term black mamba comes from its black mouth; which it displays when it feels threatened. Despite the name, the black mamba's skin colour is really brownish or grey. Its venom is a very lethal mixture of neuro- and cardio-toxins that kills within an hour.

Mozambique Spitting Cobra

The Mozambique Spitting Cobra | Kapama Blog

The Mozambique Spitting Cobra is regarded as one of the deadliest venomous snakes in Africa. The Mozambique Spitting Cobra as its name suggests spits or sprays its venom.

Their bite may result in significant tissue damage and if the venom gets into the eyes, it can result in vision loss or even blindness.

Puff Adder

Puff Adder - <a class=African Snakebite Institute"/>

The Puff Adder is the most prevalent and widespread species of snake on the African continent. People frequently tread on this species and get bitten because it uses camouflage to conceal and will lie motionless when approached.

The Puff Adder can climb and swim well. The species hisses loudly when alarmed, coils tightly and then strikes sideways. It delivers a cytotoxic venom in a single bite.


Boomslang - Wikipedia

The Boomslang (Dispholidus typus) is regarded as the world's most deadly rear-fanged snake.The Boomslang has extremely long fangs and can fully open its mouth to bite.

The venom of the boomslang snake is hemotoxic and causes both internal and external bleeding. Boomslang males are bright green with occasional black accents while females are brown in colour.

Green Mamba

Green Mamba - African Snakebite Institute

The Green Mamba's venom has many characteristics with that of its relative the Black Mamba. However, it is only approximately 10% hazardous.

The green mamba has a glossy grass-green colour. Additionally, compared to the black mamba, it is more timid and subdued and it favours arboreal habitats.

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