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Do Black Mamba Snakes Ever Inflict A Dry Bite?

While the snake was on the floor, Laita switched to a point-and-shoot camera. The day after the bite, Laita reviewed the photos from his point and shoot and found something he wasn’t expecting – He had photographed the moment that the snake struck:

Photo credit: Mark Laita

This was a high-luck outcome to a low-luck event – Dry bites from black mambas are rare, and mambas are capable of making repeated envenoming bites in a single attack. There is more to the story: Laita compounded the risk by what he chose to do after the bite but got away with it

Source:Emory Kimbrough

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