Black Mamba Vs Mongoose

Black Mamba Vs Mongoose

Black Mamba Vs Mongoose

He is considerate the more danger snack in the earth, is true?

No, it is not, but absolutely he is one of the more dangerous of the planet earth. He has two characteristics which determine this fame. The first is his deadly attack, quick and repeated, can bite up to 12 times consecutively with an impressive rapidity. The second reason is the toxicity of his poison.

The poison

The black mamba poison is a very powerful neurotoxin that is injected in large quantities. And in any case much more than needed to kill a man, is not very dense and circulates very quickly. Many people have asked me if it is possible to survive the black mamba’s bite. It depends simply on how far you are away from an antidote center.

If you can be transported or get it to you in a matter of minutes your chances are good, but if you are far away I’m sorry for you but it’s your last few minutes of life.

So why you say is not the more dangerous?

The Black Mamba, however, does not usually hunt man and the attacks that occur are generally due to the inattentiveness of the unfortunate.

Mamba hunting birds, mice, and generally small mammals. He spends a lot of time on trees hunting birds, its size is remarkable and can reach 4 meters in length.

Mamba, as practically all the wild animals, when you meet him tells you that you are doing something wrong. He stands up in front of you and opens his mouth showing his black image of death.

Back calmly without panic and then go to a safe place. Remember that it is the fastest snake of the earth and reaches 20 km per hour. It is not even so common to find, so even the accidental encounter is not common.

Suggestions: If you are in Savannah or other remote areas of Africa, wear shoes and proper clothes, do not walk with the slippers in the savannah because the Masai do it, mamba is just one of the hundreds of dangers that hide the African savannah and you are not Masai.

Black Mamba is considered Least Concern on the IUCN Red List

His competitor

Mamba has a natural enemy, the mongoose, she is the only animal with more speed than him in the attack.

Mongoose the mamba nightmare

Mongoose is a carnivore, his body can be long from 25 up to 60 cm. 34 different species of Mongoose exist, divided from Asia and Africa. She is a social animal, she lives in groups sometimes even big, and they move all the day.

Sometimes can arrive to move up 9 km in one single day but usually very less. We can say is normal to move around three or four km per day. But why the mongoose move a lot? The reason is the continues food research. Her preferred prey is the snack but she likes even rat and other small animals. So is very important the mongoose presence for the ecosystem balancing.

The mortal attack of mongoose

The mongoose when attack cobra or mambas use the movement strategy joined to speedy biting. With movement, she confuses the snake by turning around with quick change gears. Then she attacks with super speed and bit the snack on the head, the attack is never long usually one or two minutes.

Did you know? Mongoose in Africa often shares the den with hyenas and warthog, not at the same time but when a den is abandoned from Hyena usually will be occupied from mongoose or warthog.