The Most Dangerous Venomous Snakes: Africa

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Forest Cobra

Scientific name: Naja melanoleuca
Family: Elapidae
Genus: Cobras
Length: Up to 9.8 ft (3 m)
Venom: Neurotoxic

The venom of the forest cobra is the second most effective venom of the African cobras. This snake is fast and very active. If their bites are not treated with antidotes, they can be fatal. The forest cobra is also known as the black cobra and the black and white-lipped cobra.

Forest Cobra Forest Cobra - Photo: Skynavin/Shutterstock