How snakes move & 'run'

Watch this brilliant video to listen to Sir David Attenborough explain how a snake can move, and the different speeds employed for attack. Includes interesting statistics on the African Black Mamba.

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1. MajorIdea 2 years ago

One of the reasons that I as a kid stop having nightmares with snakes was because I realized I could easily outrun them... good thing I don't live in africa. :S

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2. orion 2 years ago

Snakes are the dirty cheaters of nature. Strong venom, hiding in the undergrowth, moving fast without legs and sneaky striking motion, this is all unfair and backstabby. Play nice, nature!

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3. Dae 2 years ago

Elle Driver was right...

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4. loadrunner 2 years ago

Is it allowed or considered legit to run a new World Record, with a black Mamba

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5. AntiAnti 2 years ago

Well thats a black snake...

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6. BangkokJarek 2 years ago

That's why in Africa there are so many good runners!

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7. MajorIdea 2 years ago

#2 "Play nice, nature!" hahaha
#4 Maybe. But you'd get a better time with a cheetah. That is, if you make it.
#6 I had the same thought when I went on a safari in south africa... then realized I'd be dinner for sure. :|

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8. Spenzord 2 years ago

#5 How observational of you!

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9. dfinit 2 years ago

me no like snakes...