Both are the strongest and most dangerous venomous snakes in their habitat, so who will win this dramatic confrontation?
The king cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) is famous for eating snakes of other snakes, they are the "evil spirit" that the snakes (including poisonous snakes) in their environment must be terrified.
But whether to confront a black Mamba snake - poisonous snakes dangerous and most feared in Africa. Although not in the top of the world's most venomous snakes, the Black Mamba (along with the Taipan (Oxyuranus scutellatus)) is rated as the 2 most dangerous snakes in the world.
The king cobra is immune to venom.
When bitten by these two snakes, the victim must be treated quickly with anti-venom, otherwise it will lead to death within a few dozen minutes. However, in nature, the king cobra and the black Mamba snake have different habitats so it is difficult to encounter each other.
If the king cobra is mainly found in Asian countries like China, Thailand, Vietnam, India, Indonesia . then the black Mamba poisonous snake usually lives in Africa. Both are poisonous snakes that have the longest lengths in their habitats.
A similar feature between them is that they both have very fast movement speed, the king cobra is also known as another cloud cobra because of his speed. The black Mamba snake, meanwhile, is one of the fastest moving snakes in the world (at 11 km / h).
First we need to understand why the king cobra can kill and eat other poisonous snakes. It is the immunity to the venom of the prey so even if it is bitten by its prey, the cobra is still unharmed.
The king cobra confronts the black Mamba snake.
Notorious poisonous snakes such as the cobra (Naja naja) and the scorpion (Bungarus caeruleus) or the scorpion, venomous cobra have also been victims of the king cobra.
Although not the world's top venomous snake, the cobra is the most dangerous venomous snake in the world because of more venom per bite than any other snake.
Just the amount of venom produced in one bite of the king cobra is enough to kill 20 to 30 healthy adults and even knock down an adult elephant.
In addition, the king cobra is the longest poisonous snake in the world, with a maximum length of up to 7m and a body weight of 13 kg, they are strong enough to take down large prey like brocade pythons with only tightening.
While its opponent is the black Mamba snake whose length is second only to the king cobra (from 2 m to 3 m, maximum from 4.3 to 4.5 m), they are considered the most dangerous snake. in Africa with a bite known as "the kiss of death".
The average dose per bite ranges from 100–120 mg and the maximum dose is recorded as 400 mg (before the production of antitoxic serum, the mortality rate when bitten by black Mamba was 100% only after 7 to 15 hours).
Black mamba also has the ability to bulge to scare enemies. (Photo: Live Science)
When bitten, victims will appear neurological symptoms such as headache and mouth with metallic taste, paresthesia, excessive sweating and salivation, drooping eyelids, paralysis of the . eventually death due to suffocation, cardiovascular collapse or respiratory failure.
Despite being as dangerous as venomous cobra, the black Mamba is quite shy and does not eat other snakes, they only eat lizards, polysaurs, small monkeys and bats .
Therefore, when confronting a cobra, the black Mamba is somewhat inferior, not only less weight and length but also the immunity to toxins can not be compared with the king cobra.
The king cobra is completely immune to the poison of the black Mamba. Indeed, on Youtube / Dingo Dinkelman, people even give a king cobra to eat a black Mamba snake.
In addition, the fighting experience with venomous snakes of the king cobra is also more diverse and richer, thus helping it to have more effective skills to defeat the enemy. So when confronted with each other, the cobra will be the final winner.
A Mozambique venomous cobra defeated and ate the black Mamba snake. (Photo: Earthtouchnews)
In fact, even Mozambique venomous snakes (Naja mossambica) can easily kill and eat a black Mamba snake. No snake has ever been able to overcome the king cobra and the black Mamba is no exception.