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Watch This Deadly Battle Between A Cobra & Puff Adder

Watching a fight between a Cobra and Puff Adder, is not something that one sees everyday. Normally these snakes give each other a wide berth, but in those cases when they do have contact, usually means that someone is hungry and is looking for a meal.  A fierce fight to the death ensues and there can be only one winner. This was filmed in Tanzania, East Africa and it’s a very rare thing to even see, let alone get caught on film. Apparently these snakes usually aren’t lying around in the road, but that’s exactly what happened in this case. Filmed by Michael Eastman back in 2003, it’s a rare occurrence and quite fascinating to watch.

 

The forest cobra (Naja melanoleuca), also called the black cobra and black and white-lipped cobra, is an elapid native to Africa, mostly the central and western parts of the continent. It is the largest true cobra species with a length up to 3.1 meters. Although it prefers lowland forest and moist savanna habitats, this cobra is highly adaptable and can be found in drier climates within its geographical range. It is a very capable swimmer and is often considered to be semi-aquatic. The forest cobra is a generalist in its feeding habits, having a highly varied diet: anything from large insects to small mammals and other reptiles. This species is alert, nervous and is considered to be a very dangerous snake. (Credit Wikipedia)

 

The Puff Adder (Bitis arietans) is a venomous viper snake species found in African savannah and grasslands. The species is probably the most common and widespread snake in the continent. When disturbed the snake will coil into a defensive S-shaped posture and hiss loudly, hence its common name “Puff adder”. This is used as warning signal, it’s best not to ignore it, you really don’t want to find out why. It can be found in most of sub-Saharan Africa from Morocco and western Arabia up to the Cape of Good Hope. The exceptions are the Sahara desert, rain forest regions and tropical alpine habitats. It’s considered responsible for the majority of snakebite fatalities in Africa, more than any other African snake, including the Black Mamba. This is due to several factors, such as its wide habitat distribution and their frequent occurrence in highly populated regions. (Credit Snake Facts)
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