This is a compilation for all reptile lovers and conservationists.
NO. 1; BLACK MAMBA
-This snake gets its name from the black inky color in its mouth.
-This snake has neurotoxic venom that can kill 20 men in 20 minutes.
-It is the most venomous snake in Africa.
-It is also the fastest snake in Africa.
-It feeds on small birds, rats, kittens and other rodents.
-It can reach up to 10 feet in length.
-It is also a very territorial snake.
-It is terrestrial and arboreal; it is fast on the ground and above the ground.
NO. 2; GREEN MAMBA
-It is the Black Mamba’s cousin.
-It is green in color.
-It is venomous though not as much as the Black Mamba.
-It can live on the ground and is just as fast in the trees.
-The difference between the Green Mamba and other green snakes is that its eyes are not so big.
-It feeds on small poultry rats and other rodents.
-It can reach up to 6 feet in length.
NO. 3; MOZAMBIQUE SPITTING COBRA
-It is a very venomous snake with 2 venom glands.
-There are muscles above the venom glands that push the venom to the glands to help it spit up to 6 feet away.
-To make things worse, this snake never misses.
-When the venom reaches the eyes, it is like sand and rubbing alcohol.
-It can cause blindness if not treated.
-And if you are bitten by this snake, death, if not treated, is within a few hours.
-Mozambique spitting cobras feed on mice, squirrels and even other snakes.
-They can grow over 5 ft in length.
NO.4; FOREST COBRA
-This snake is dark green with black at the tail.
-It has a blunt spike at the end of its tail used to scare people who think it contains venom.
-It has venom glands that contain lethal neurotoxic venom that can kill an adult in a few hours.
-It feeds on rodents.
NO.5; CAPE COBRA
-This is a brown snake that is venomous though not as much as the forest and spitting cobras.
-It is mostly found in Cape town.
NO.6; NIGHT ADDER
-This snake is usually confused for a black mamba because of its black color.
-This is an interesting snake because its cytotoxic venom does not kill but rather destroys the skin.
-It feeds on toads and frogs.
-Otherwise, it is not a bad snake. ( Just kidding. You don’t want your flesh rotting.)
NO.7; BUSH SNAKE
-This is a harmless green snake.
-It is normally killed because people think it is a green mamba. The difference between a green mamba and a bush snake is that a bush snake has black spots on its body.
-This snake is totally harmless to humans.
-It feeds on frogs and toads.
-It does not grow too long.
-If you have a reliable source of frogs and toads, you can have it as a pet. Don’t be afraid of what people will think.
NO.8; VINE SNAKE
-It is also called a twig snake.
-It looks like a dry branch or twig.
-I love to call it a deadly beauty.
-Its hemotoxic venom causes internal bleeding. A bite from this snake causes a slow but excruciatingly painful death.
-These snakes feed on mice, frogs and toads.
NO.9; WHIP SNAKE
-This snake is brown in color.
-It is totally harmless.
-It only feeds on frogs, toads.
NO.10; HOUSE SNAKE
-This is a harmless snake with no venom glands.
- It is a constrictor. Actually, one of the smallest I know.
-Constrictors squeeze the life out of their prey.
-This particular one swallows its prey whole.
-It feeds on rodents.
NO.11 PUFF ADDER
-This snake is brown-yellowish.
-Its cytotoxic venom can kill 4-5 men in a few hours.
-It can grow up to 3 ft in length.
-Puff adders feed on rodents and small birds.
-A female boomslang is usually brownish and the males are green.
-Its name means tree snake. So it’s pretty obvious that it lives in trees.
-It has a deadly hemotoxic venom and like the vine snake it causes, internal bleeding.
-It is also a cannibalistic snake i.e it feeds on other snakes. Crazy!? Right?
NO.13 KING COBRA
-This one is my personal favorite.
-It is called a king cobra because it feeds on other cobras.
-It contains neurotoxic venom that basically shuts down the nervous system.
-You do not want to be under its kingdom. It’s a pretty mean king.
NO.14 INLAND TAIPAN
-This is one of the deadliest snakes in the world.
-It has neurotoxic, hemotoxic and mytotoxic venom.
-You do not want to be bitten by this snake.