Fastest-Snake

anonymous asked:

Yo I'm also a triple threat; Slytherin, Horned Serpent and KING COBRA (*softly* hiss hiss motherfucker) (also second time taking the patronus quiz; black mamba- fastest and most poisonous snake in the world) You could say I feel like royalty ;^)

You have truly been blessed

Lamiatale types!

I finally made some final decisions! Some of these might have more and/or deeper meanings than the others because I couldn’t find all the information I wanted. The skeleboys’ behaviors don’t have to completely match up exactly to their snakes anyways. I picked some of these for how they look, some for how they act, and some for how they look AND act.

Undertale

Classic: Indigo snake

  • They’re black with an iridescent, blue hue.
  • They’re pretty docile (unless it’s mating season)

Papaya: Corn snake

  • They’re light orange with darker orange spots.
  • There’s actually different color/pattern variations but the one above would be what Pap looks like.
  • They’re not usually aggressive unless provoked or feeling grumpy.

Underswap

Blueberry: Garter snake

  • There’s a color variation that has black and blue stripes.
  • They’re not typically aggressive.

Stretch: Rainbow boa

  • I wanted him to be a boa and this one had the perfect colors.
  • Like other boas, they can be found hanging around in trees.
  • I did say he likes to chill in the trees.

Underfell

Red: Gaboon viper

  • They are shorter in length than most snakes.
  • And they are #thicc. Short and thick.
  • They have the longest fangs and this made me think of Red’s trademark gold tooth.
  • I was watching a video of a handler trying to feed one. The snake seemed uninterested and then BAM! It was sudden and quick as heck. 

Edge: Diamondback rattlesnake

  • He’s really proud of the diamond pattern on his body.
  • I really wanted to have him as a rattlesnake because the rattling sound is so threatening.
  • They won’t attack right off the bat but they’ll sure get you to back off and if you don’t back off you’re gonna regret it.

Swapfell

Blackberry: Black mamba

  • One of the fastest and most venomous snakes in the world.
  • They’re also really aggressive.
  • Long, skinny body. 

Rus: Copperhead

  • I just love their colors for him.
  • They won’t attack unless you provoke them or get too close.

Black Mambas are fucking terrifying, man. 

They are as skittish as they are graceful, and like most snakes, avoids humans and only attacks in self defense. The problem, however, is that it perceives anything within 40 meters as an immediate threat. You can absolutely aggro it without even knowing. The Black Mamba is also the fastest snake in Africa, and also quite possibly the fastest snake in the world, and it will close those 40 meters VERY fast. Despite its slender frame, it is also quite strong, and with its strength, it can lift its head well off the ground, and even lob itself at you. Most Black Mamba bites on humans are on the upper body. And this killhouse doesn’t bite once, oh no, because of its speed and aggression once engaged, it is known to bite dozens of times when it actually attacks. That leads to severe envenomation, since, well, Black Mamba venom is exceedingly toxic and just one bite is fatal.

Just really don’t fuck with Black Mambas, man.

THE SECRETARYBIRD

The secretarybird (Sagittarius serpentarius) is a very large terrestrial bird of prey. I was fortunate to spot it in East Africa, where it is usually found in the open grasslands and Savannah. Africans call it the Devil’s Horse and it is the national emblem of Sudan as well as a prominent feature on the Coat of arms of South Africa. Thanks to lightning-quick aerial kicks and stomps forceful enough to shatter bone, the secretarybird is a master at immobilizing dangerous prey. A much more formidable hunter than its crane-like appearance would suggest, it is even capable of vanquishing the deadly black mamba, the fastest terrestrial snake in the world. But this skill makes the bird a  popular pet for humans, who rob nests and raise young as Protection from snakes. Meanwhile, prey is becoming harder and harder to find due to habitat degradation. So, only a 100,000 of these bird now survive in the wild.

The treatment is called Fav-Afrique. It’s the only anti-venom approved to neutralize the bites of 10 deadly African snakes, like spitting cobras, carpet vipers and black mambas. And the world’s stockpiles of it are dwindling, Doctors Without Borders said Tuesday. The last batch expires next June.

“I think this is really a health crisis,” says Dr. Gabriel Alcoba, the snakebite medical adviser for Doctors Without Borders. “We’re talking about more than 30,000 deaths per year. This is an epidemic. This is comparable to many other diseases.”

The World Is Running Out Of A Critical Snakebite Antidote

Photo: Balint Porneczi/Bloomberg/Getty Images
Caption: Black mambas are one of the fastest snakes in the world and grow up to 14 feet long. But their venom is no match for the antidote Fav-Afrique.