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Warning, lethal: the most poisonous snakes in Africa


You should be especially careful with these reptiles. In the photo gallery we show the most poisonous snakes in Africa. Boomslang: Has a rather creeping but equally deadly poison - Image: Shutterstock / JONATHAN PLEDGER

Boomslang: Has a rather creeping but equally deadly poison - Image: Shutterstock / JONATHAN PLEDGER Uraeus snake: Has an extremely toxic nerve poison - Image: Shutterstock / OPIS Zagreb Gabon viper: Has the longest teeth among the African venomous snakes - Image: Shutterstock / reptiles4all Kapkobra: The poison stops breathing - Image: Shutterstock / Four Oaks Puff adder: The poison causes the tissue to die - Image: Shutterstock / EcoPrint Black Mamba: One of the most poisonous snakes in Africa - Image: Shutterstock / Gilmanshin

Snakes are among the animals that humans are most respectful and afraid of - and rightly so. While many snakes in Europe may be a bit disgusting but mostly harmless, particularly poisonous specimens live in Africa. The black mamba is one of the most poisonous snakes in Africa. When the animals feel pressured, they become very aggressive. The poison of the black mamba can kill a person after only 15 minutes if there is no antidote treatment.

Cape cobra poison stops breathing

The Cape Cobra poison is also particularly effective. In the event of a bite, the poison of the cobra permanently suspends breathing. The bite of a puff adder, on the other hand, causes the tissue around the bite to die. In the worst case, the legs or arms of a person have to be amputated. The Gabon viper is also not to be trifled with. Fortunately, the not too aggressive reptile has the longest teeth among the most poisonous snakes in Africa. It is also able to kill a person, although the poison is not too strong.

The Boomslang poison takes hours to work

The Uraeus snake, also known as the Egyptian cobra, has a stronger secretion and can kill with its neurotoxic poison. She often stays near villages to hunt rats and chickens. The closeness to people makes them particularly dangerous. Last but not least, the so-called boomslang is one of the most poisonous snakes in Africa. The poison is not perceived by the human body immediately after a bite, and it can take many hours for effects to occur, which are then even more deadly.