by • May 23, 2014 • Animals, ReptilesComments Off on The fastest snake in the world.1335

The fastest snake in the world.

The fastest land snake in the world is the black mamba (Dendroaspis polylepis). Over long distances the black mamba can travel 11 – 19 kilometers per hour (6.8 to 11.8 mph), but in short bursts it can reach a speed of 16 – 20 kilometers per hour (9.9 – 12.4 mph), or even 23 kilometers per hour (14 mph).


The black mamba is one of the most dangerous and feared snakes in Africa. The venom of black mamba can kill a mouse within 4.5 minutes.

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