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Finds the head and eats it starting from there. Feeding outside his enclosure this time for better view.

The black mamba (Dendroaspis polylepis) is a venomous snake endemic to parts of sub-Saharan Africa. Skin colour varies from grey to dark brown. Juvenile black mambas tend to be lighter in color than adults and darken with age. It is the longest species of venomous snake indigenous to the African continent; mature specimens generally exceed 2 meters (6.6 ft) and commonly attain 3 meters (9.8 ft). Specimens of 4.3 to 4.5 meters (14.1 to 14.8 ft) have been reported.

The venom of the black mamba is extremely toxic, commonly causing collapse in humans within 45 minutes or less from a single bite. Without effective antivenom therapy, death typically occurs in 7–15 hours. The venom is chiefly composed of neurotoxins, specifically dendrotoxin.
Over suitable surfaces it is possibly the speediest species of snake, capable of at least 11 km/h (6.8 mph) over short distances.
Despite its reputation for being formidable and highly aggressive, it usually attempts to flee from humans unless threatened or cornered. Not being proximal to humans, bites from the black mamba are not frequent.

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If anyone is curious how small a baby bush viper is, that is a Canadian quarter beside him. #igdaily #igreptiles #igers #reptile #reptiles #reptilesofinstagram #animals #snakes #snakesofinstagram #snake #viper #venomous #bushviper #fun #macrophotography #macro #nikon

Find the copperhead. Share so your friends can play too! Credit:Dm #reptiles #snakes #nature

When I see this, I know I'm about to be able to count another lock. Third lock of the season. Another couple and I'll retire Ned for the year #king #kingcobra #cobra #notacobra #ophiophagus #ophiophagushannah #elapid #venom #venomous #venomoussnakes #venomousreptiles #hotherps #snake #snakes #snakebreeder #snakesofinstagram #pet #pets #petsofinstagram #reptile #reptiles #reptilesofinstagram #reptilebreeder

A beautiful banded sea krait (Laticauda calubrina) coming up on the beach for #sunset. We had the whole beach to ourselves 😆🐍 🌅 #venomous #fiji #snakes #reptiles #snakesofinstagram #beaches #travel #nature #seasnake #naturephotography #wildlifephotography

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Okay, I am officially naming this big, gentle, chill giant Orion! He just gobbled down 8 giant mealworms in the blink of an eye so I guess he's already settled in. 😂 #leopardgecko #leopardgeckos #leopardgeckosofinstagram #reptile #reptiles

All my super sexy lil cuties that have hatched out of part 2 of my gecko breeding season here we have tangerine het eclipse het tremper albino, macksnow poss white and yellow het tremper albino and hypo snow they are all looking amazing! 🔥🔥🔥💪💪 all but one are available pm me or dm me for pricing on individual animals and pairs be aware these little ones arent cheap. #reptilesofinstagram #reptiles #gecko #baby #leopardgecko #nyc

just a reminder to watch where you step while talking on the phone #donttreadonme #lookdownseason #lookdown #naturephotography #nature #photography #snakes #snake #reptiles

This #chameleon , Flash has now MBD (MBD is like cancer for humans) but it's getting always better. #reptiles #nikon #nikond200 #photography #nikonphotography

Hiding in her bark round #ripleythebeardie #youcantseeme

Views !!!... from the snake 🐍 branch #ballpython #python #snake #pet #reptiles #bhbreptiles #loveanimals

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