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Black Mamba Snake Kills Husband, Wife, Daughter and Nephew in a Single Attack

This Black Mamba was pissed.

It is one thing to bite one family member, but he decided to take out the entire family.

Please be safe out there.

A black mamba snake has killed a Zimbabwe man’s wife, daughter, and nephew in a single attack.

The man, named as Tapiwa Musiiwa of the Hurungwe District according to a local report, says he and his family are still coming to terms with the tragedy.

The black mamba inhabits a wide range in sub-Saharan Africa and is found in several countries across the continent including Zimbabwe, South Africa, Kenya, and many more.

Black mambas are known for their extremely potent neurotoxic venom. The African Snakebite Institute states the venom is capable of causing death within three to 16 hours if untreated.

SANBI describes the snakes as “nervous animals” that prefer to stay away from humans, but the potential for human conflict is still there.

Zimbabwe news outlet Newsday reports that the fatal snake attack on Musiiwa’s family members happened as they were collecting firewood in Murimbika Village, about 37 miles north of the town of Karoi.

He told the news outlet that his daughter Nyarai, 21, was the first to be bitten on her leg. Her mother tried to assist her, at which point she was bitten on the breast. Musiiwa’s nephew, Tawanda, aged 15, was then bitten on the ankle as he tried to get away.

Locals attempted to help the three get access to medication, but this took time as the mountainous terrain made the area hard to reach by car.

Musiiwa’s wife and daughter died on Friday, September 23, at Sally Mugabe Central Hospital and his nephew died at Chinhoyi Provincial Hospital, Newsday reports.

At the same time, the institute states most snakebite deaths in South Africa are a result of black mamba and cape cobra bites.

Thoughts and prayers go out to their family and friends.

Flip the page to see how deadly a Black Mamba bite is.

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