Friday, February 28, 2014

Black Mamba snake surprise KIFI staff in Aquarium

A small Black Mamba snake hiding under one of the display tanks in the KIFI Aquarium

Staff members at KIFI were pleasantly surprised one morning during February 2014 when they were very lucky to spot this over one meter Black Mamba snake hiding under one of the display fish tanks in the aquarium at KIFI in striking distance ( about 20 cm) of personnel feeding the fish in the tanks. The venom of this juvenile Black Mamba has the same potency as that of an adult snake and can cause certain death if striking a human being. The snake was successfully removed and killed as it pose a threat to staff members.

The over 1 meter juvenile Black Mamba after it was killed outside the KIFI Aquarium.

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