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  1. Mr-Mobius
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    The Black Mamba deserves to be on this list somewhere. The most venomous snake on land in Africa, with a speed of over 15km/h while standing over 2m tall, and with a length of up to 4m long.

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    1. 5minutes
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      I encountered a Black Mamba behind glass at the Cape Fear Serpentarium (http://www.capefearserpentarium.com/), and I have to say that it’s the only time in my life I’ve ever been aware that a snake was hunting me.

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  2. 5minutes
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    I’m a little curious as to why the entire Elapidae family was given its own spot, especially when an elapid (the spitting cobra) is at #1. Elapids cover everything from cobras to coral snakes to sea snakes to tiger snakes to brown snakes to the redbellied black snake to mambas to the most venomous snake on the planet: the taipan (specifically a subspecies of the taipan called the fierce snake).

    Granted, I know you meant “sea snakes”, and what you really meant to label that number as was “Hydrophiinae” – the venomous sea snakes.

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    1. Bogleech
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      I don’t know how I mixed that up, I write about this stuff all the time.

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  3. adrianne@UFC 134 Live Stream
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    Just reading this post gave me goosebumps. My hairs all all standing up! I have to be thankful I havent encountered a venomous snake yet.

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    1. Bogleech
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      Snakes aren’t scary! You should find a large and harmless one to hold, they feel pleasant.

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  4. Andy
    Andy at |

    a really interesting and well researched post, excellent! thanks

    shame no Aussie snakes made it on there, sure there must be a few interesting ones!

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