Animal Behavior

Behavior of Animals in Motion

What is the fastest snake on land?

The black mamba (Dendroaspis polylepis), a deadly poisonous African snake that can grow up to 13 feet (4 meters) in length, has been recorded reaching a speed of 7 miles per hour (11 kilometers per hour). A particularly aggressive snake, it chases animals at high speeds, holding the front of its body above the ground.


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