Slow motion puff adder attack

Do you like snakes? If you're scared of snakes you may not want to watch this puff adder in action. It's incredible though! 


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Steve Backshall: Ohh, … that was glorious! You can see the tongue flickering on the air, it’s drawn back into that classic ‘s’ shape, which gives it the possibility to extend, to strike. Let’s focus on the balloon. Oh wow! That is absolutely unbelievable. Well, it’s a very, very short strike but you could see as the mouth opened, the sheath, that covered the fangs, being exposed. They are very, very long those fangs that really act like tiny stiletto daggers and they have just knifed into the balloon and, for a fraction of a second, the water is just hanging there in one place. If that was mammal prey, it would have carried it on in pumping the venom into its body, then it retreats and lets it go.



Do you like snakes? What's the scariest creature you've ever seen? 

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Submitted by LauraMar on Tue, 11/01/2022 - 23:17

Do you like snakes? What's the scariest creature you've ever seen? Yes, I like a 50 50 the snakes. The positive 50 is because... no l don't know is an strange thing that l never knew of me and the other 50 is because it is so scary to find a snake and more if you don't see it, it is night and there is not any person to help you.
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Submitted by KemoF on Sat, 03/16/2019 - 12:48

No way! I don't like snakes!! You know what? They're cannibal! So scary----!!
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