Rwanda’s Black Mamba : The Death KISSER, also known as the Black Mamba, is a deadly serpent found in Rwanda to indulge in while on Rwanda wildlife safaris . It is believed to be the world’s deadliest snake, and has killed over 100 people. The Black Mamba is found in a variety of habitats across Rwanda, including swamps, forests, and open grasslands. The diet of the Black Mamba consists of small mammals, birds, frogs, and other reptiles. It can survive on a diet of only one meal a year, living off its fat reserves until it finds food again. The black mamba usually inhabits savannas and open grasslands, where it lurks in tall grass and seeks out small animals to eat.
These snakes can grow to lengths of up to 5 meters, and have been recorded as growing up to 18 meters in length. Their distinct colouring makes them easy to identify, with a shiny black body and bright green tail. They have large fangs which are used to bite its prey, and can be very dangerous if provoked. Black mambas are Rwanda nocturnal animals, hiding under trees and bushes during the day to avoid detection by their prey. They prefer warm temperatures and can rapidly adapt to changes in their environment. As a result, they can survive in a variety of climates and conditions, from tropical to temperate areas.
A female will lay between 10 and 30 eggs at a time, and will guard them until they hatch. Babies are born without functional eyes or hearing, but will start to develop these features when they are around three weeks old. Male mambas are usually solitary creatures, while females generally live with a group of other females and their children. They live in burrows that are often lined with leaves or other debris to protect them from the elements.
Like all snakes, the black mamba relies on camouflage to avoid predators. Its coloration helps it to blend into the background, and its long and narrow shape makes it difficult for predators to pick out. However, it is also highly venomous and will not hesitate to attack if it feels threatened. The Black Mamba’s venom is extremely potent and contains a large amount of toxins, which can cause dangerous side effects such as respiratory failure and convulsions.
What to do if you get bitten by a black mamba?
Do not panic! If the snake is small in size, it can escape easily on its own. For larger snakes, do not try to touch it or try to capture it using your hands or any other object – this can result in a serious or even fatal injury. Instead, move away from the snake and seek medical help immediately by calling an ambulance or using some other form of emergency transport. Wear appropriate clothing when you are out and about to protect yourself against bites and other injuries. Always be alert and aware of your surroundings when out in nature. If you are Rwanda trekking in a remote area or near water, keep an eye out for signs of danger and take care to steer clear of wildlife that can cause harm.