Black Mamba Snake Devours Rodent

It’s not often you see a mouse get this unlucky, let alone manage to film it! Black mambas are fast, and lethally venomous, getting their name from the blue-black of the inside of their mouths, somewhere this poor mouse is getting to know very well. Being struck just moments before filming began, this rodent immediately entered a state of paralysis.Screen Shot 2016-03-07 at 20.53.14

It is evident the mouse is still alive and twitching, but it is very soon swallowed. Just two drops of venom can kill a person, so it is safe to say this rodent had no chance. The venom contains both neurotoxins and cardio toxins, the former attacking the nervous system and the later attacking the heart.

This is one of the deadliest, most feared, but almost most revered snakes in the world. They are Africa’s longest venomous snake, reaching up to 4.5 meters (Average of 2.5 meters), and can reach speeds of up to 20 kilometers an hour (12.5 miles per hour). It’s safe to say they are best avoided.