Top 7 Scary Black Snakes

Snakes are very creepy creatures, fast and even deadly, They are cold and they have no fear … This time we represent the 7 strangest black snakes from which you will definitely scare, some of them are not poisonous, but some are responsible for many deaths worldwide…Watch your steps…

Below is list of the 7 scariest and weirdest black snakes with no special order:

  • Pseudechis

The genus Pseudechis contains the group of elapids commonly referred to as the Black Snakes. These snakes are found in every Australian state with the exception of Tasmania and some species are found in Papua New Guinea. They inhabit a variety of habitat types, from arid areas to swampland. All species are dangerous and can inflict a potentially lethal bite. Most snakes in this genus reach about 2m and vary in colour. Some species are brown, where others may be black. The most recognisable and widespread species in the genus are the Red-bellied Black Snake and the Mulga Snake (King Brown) . These snakes will feed on lizards, frogs, birds, small mammals and even other snakes. All species, except the Red-bellied Black Snake are egg laying.

  • Coluber constrictor

Coluber constrictor is a species of non-venomous, colubrid snakes commonly referred to as the eastern racers. They are primarily found throughout the United States, east of the Rocky Mountains, but they range north into Canada, and south into Mexico, Guatemala and Belize. There are currently 11 recognized subspecies.

Racers typically grow to around 3½ feet (107 cm) long, but some subspecies are capable of attaining lengths of 6 feet (1.8 m). Their patterns vary widely between subspecies. Most are solid colored as their common names imply, black, brown, blue or green. All subspecies have a lighter colored underbelly: white, a light tan or yellow in color. Juveniles are often more strikingly patterned, with green skin, orange tail, a red stripe going around every 1.3 inches, and a yellow nose. One bit Scott Steiner

  • Elaphe obsoleta

The Black Rat Snake is a non-venomous colubrid species found in North America. It prefers heavily wooded areas and is known for having excellent climbing ability, including the ability to climb the trunk of large mature trees without the aid of branches. No subspecies are currently recognized.

Adults can become quite large and are known to reach up to eight (8) feet, being the largest snake found in Canada. The record length is 101 inches (2,600 mm), making it (officially) the longest snake in North America. Unofficially, indigo snakesare known to exceed them, and one wild caught pine snake  with a portion of its tail missing measured 111 inches (2,800 mm).

  • Crotalus oreganus

Crotalus oreganus is a venomous pitviper species found in North America in the western United States, parts of British Columbia and northwestern Mexico. Seven subspecies are currently recognized, including the nominate subspecies described here.

The size of this species varies greatly, with some populations being stunted and others growing very large. Mainland specimens often reach 100 cm in length, with the largest on record being 162.6 cm (Klauber, 1956) for C. o. oreganus.

This species, in its various forms, shows considerable ontogenetic variation. Juveniles usually have more or less distinct patterns, but this fades as the animals mature. The color of the iris often matches the ground color, which may be bronze, gold, different shades of tan, pink or gray.

  • Agkistrodon piscivorus

Agkistrodon piscivorus is a venomous snake, a species of pit viper, found in the eastern United States. Adults are large and capable of delivering a painful and potentially fatal bite, but are not normally aggressive. This is the world’s only semi-aquatic viper, usually found in or near water, particularly in slow-moving and shallow lakes and streams. The snake is a strong swimmer and will even enter the sea, successfully colonizing islands off both the Atlantic and Gulf coasts. The common names for the species include variants on water moccasin, swamp moccasin or black moccasin; viper, cottonmouth and rattler. Many of the common names refer to the threat display, where this species will often stand its ground and gape at an intruder, exposing the white lining of its mouth.

The diet consists mainly of fish and frogs, but is otherwise highly varied and, uniquely, has even been reported to include carrion. The specific name is derived from the Latin words piscis and voro, which mean “fish” and “to eat”. Three subspecies are currently recognized, including the nominate subspecies described here.

  • Vipera berus

Vipera berus is a venomous viper species that is extremely widespread and can be found throughout most of Western Europe and all the way to Far East Asia. They are not regarded as highly dangerous; bites can be very painful, but are seldom fatal. The specific name, berus, is New Latin and was at one time used to refer to a snake, possibly the grass snake, Natrix natrix. Three subspecies are recognized, including the nominate subspecies described here.

Relatively thick-bodied, adults grow to 60 cm (2 ft) in length with an average of 55 cm (22 in). Maximum size varies per region. The largest—over 90 cm—are found in Sweden; specimens of 104 cm (41 in) have been observed there on two occasions. In France and Great Britain, the maximum size is 80-87 cm (32 to 34.45 in)

  • Black mamba

Black Mamba (Dendroaspis polylepis), is an elapid snake and is one of Africa’s most dangerous and feared snakes. It has a wide range of known locations throughout Africa. The black mamba is found in Ethiopia, Kenya, Botswana, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Angola, Namibia, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, South Africa and the Congo. They inhabit a wide variety of areas that include open savannahs, open woodlands, and rocky outcrops. It is also known for being very aggressive when threatened and will not hesitate to strike with deadly precision.

The black mamba is the longest venomous snake in Africa and the second longest venomous snake in the world. Adult black mambas have an average length of 2.5 meters (8.2 ft) and a maximum length of 4.3 meters (14 ft). Of the venomous snakes of the world, only the King Cobra is longer. Like all other extant reptiles, the black mamba relies on external heat to regulate the temperature of its body. The name “black mamba” is somewhat confusing because it contradicts the snake’s actual color. Its body is not black at all; the name is given to it because of its inky black mouth. Normally, mambas have a dark olive, olive green, grey brown, or metal color. Some of them have a light band around their body. As mambas get older, their skin begins to darken. The black mamba is reputed to be the fastest moving snake in the world, and has been claimed to move at up to 19.5 km/h (12 mph)

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4 Responses to “Top 7 Scary Black Snakes”

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  2. brad says:

    Where’s the cobra?

  3. myles456 says:

    Your cottonmouth picture is actually a juvenile southern banded watersnake, Nerodia fasciata. You should probably fix that.

  4. Mike Spencer says:

    Couple corrections: Number one. Coluber constrictor is a species that is found throughout the US, not just east of the rockies. Coluber constrictor mormon (the Western yellow bellied racer) for example can be found throughout most of California, north to British Columbia, and east into Idaho and Nevada.

    The picture you have for Agkistrodon piscivorus is actually a picture of a harmless Banded watersnake (Nerodia fasciata). It’s mistakes like this that lead to the senseless killing of countless watersnakes and other harmless snakes.

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