Black mamba snakes are the deadliest snakes in the world. Hailing from parts of sub-Saharan Africa, these snakes vary in color from gray to brown. They are considered the most venomous and feared snakes in the world.
A rare sighting of two male black mamba snakes fighting in the middle of a golf course in South Africa has emerged, and the footage is pretty incredible. The golfer who was there to witness the extraordinary event took a video of the two snakes entwined and viciously fighting each other.
The video looks like it could have come straight from a CGI horror movie. The way the two snakes become entangled around each other is kind of creepy to watch. Their battle is over another female black mamba on the green of the golf course. The way they’re fighting (twisting around one another) even has a name: plaiting combat.
This form of plating occurs when snakes twist their bodies around each other in a pattern similar to braids. They do this in an attempt to make the other submit. The footage from this video, taken at Leopard Creek Golf Course in Malelane, South Africa, is a rare sight for a human out in the open to see.
Black mamba snakes are some of the fastest snakes in the world and can grow up to 4.3 meters long (that’s 14 feet folks!). When bitten, a human must receive antivenom in time or they are more than likely to die.
Although black mambas are deadly and have a dangerous reputation, they are actually quite shy and will attempt to escape if they are confronted. When cornered and left to defend themselves, black mambas will become aggressive, spread their neck flaps, and hiss.
Kudos to the cameraman who snapped this rare footage of two of the world’s deadliest snakes going at it over a female on the green grass. It is definitely a sight to see.