The black mamba is a legendary snake that is much more well known for myth than fact. There are many "facts" about the black mamba that are actually African myths that have been passed down. Ironically, the truth about the black mamba is just as amazing as some of these myths. This article is to clear up some of the unusual facts about this amazing reptile.
Black mamba myth number one - A black mamba will attack you on sight and chase you down. The truth is, the black mamba will avoid humans at any cost. If they hear you coming, they will do all they can to get as far from you as possible. The black mamba will attack if it feels cornered, however, and it will attack with gusto. This snake is armed with speed, agility, and venom that is second to no snake as a package. When it strikes, it will strike repeatedly. One bite is enough to kill you if you do not get medical attention.