Snakes Are The Most Badass Animals On Earth


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Then there is the king cobra, WHICH IS FRICKING HUGE.

Eighteen feet long to be exact, which makes it the longest venomous snake in the world. The king cobra can also raise a third of its body off the ground. Which means at up to six feet tall, the king cobra would make a perfect Victoria's Secret model.

And a bite from a black mamba has a 95 percent fatality rate.

The good news? You'll be dead within 20 minutes. Oh, and don't even think of running. Black mambas are the fastest snakes on earth and can move at speeds of just under 13 miles per hour. Which is probably way faster than you.

And FYI, some snakes can FLY.

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OK, so flying snakes can't *actually* fly. But they can glide from tree to tree at distances over 300 feet AKA THE LENGTH OF A FOOTBALL FIELD. And they can change direction in the air.

Then there is the sidewinder, which has the illest dance moves.

The sidewinder moves sideways (duh) across the desert in order to conserve energy and minimize contact with the hot sand. Groovy!

Watch out for the gaboon viper, who is a sneaky little bugger.

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They have a special camouflaged skin and wait for their prey to pass by … so they don’t even know what hit them before it is too late.