How snakes move & 'run' - Serpent - BBC Animals

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    Amazing video footage is recorded from ground-breaking animal cameras in BBC wildlife show 'Serpent'. Watch this brilliant video to listen to Sir David Attenborough explain how a snake can move, and the different speeds employed for attack. Includes interesting statistics on the African Black Mamba.
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Commentaires • 412

  • mikeMcoa
    mikeMcoa Il y a 5 heures

    Still don’t get it

  • Dan David Doan
    Dan David Doan Il y a mois +2

    Can anyone teach me how to put a GO PRO on a snake like this? I want to make a video on a SNAKE.

  • Kevin Wilburn
    Kevin Wilburn Il y a 2 mois

    I do not like snakes very creepy

  • MrFlimFlam
    MrFlimFlam Il y a 2 mois

    move like a snake

  • Laria The Merhog
    Laria The Merhog Il y a 3 mois

    Seeing snake's slithering is sooooooo satisfying

    ENZO DE SOUZA Il y a 4 mois

    Vim pelo #GeekieOne

  • Monochrome
    Monochrome Il y a 5 mois +5

    I love how snakes move its satisfying

  • Flarbargason
    Flarbargason Il y a 7 mois

    You showed the sidewinder at night when it’s moving casually and sluggishly because it’s cooler. In the day time when the sand is too hot for the snake and the snake has a ton of energy from the heat it literally flings itself sideways then flings itself again as soon as they land about a foot away. With this it is the fastest snake in the world, going 18 MPH over long distances. This leaves very distinct S marks in the sand. The Cobra isn’t the fastest snake at all, but it is still fast and venomous which makes it very deadly.

  • قرة العين
    قرة العين Il y a 8 mois

    العالم اللص تبا لكم يالصعاليك ليس بزمن الرجال هدا افرحوا باشماتات الرجةلة

  • ShoRi
    ShoRi Il y a 8 mois +6

    i tried to go foward laying on the floor like a snake and it didnt work so here i am

  • Yesu_Desu
    Yesu_Desu Il y a 10 mois

    Weird creature ey?

  • Aayush Sharma
    Aayush Sharma Il y a an +13

    wat a sexy walk...victoria secret angels u've got some serious competition

  • Lazurkri
    Lazurkri Il y a an made veneymous sneks Into veneymous camera sneks?

  • Ayanda Mhlongo
    Ayanda Mhlongo Il y a an

    black mamba 😕😕

  • Lance DC&MarvelFan
    Lance DC&MarvelFan Il y a an

    Oh god the memories watching this on DVD when i was a kid

  • Liaan Pienaar
    Liaan Pienaar Il y a an

    Watch this video of a Cobra (Cape) and Puff Adder...who won?
    Please Subscribe if you like it?

  • Debasish Datta
    Debasish Datta Il y a an


  • Luther Gnade
    Luther Gnade Il y a an

    C A M K I R K H A M B A B Y

  • Ntro Scorpio
    Ntro Scorpio Il y a an +15

    "it pushes at the point at which it's body bends, propelling it sideways" but how does it push

    • Darion Beats
      Darion Beats Il y a an

      You dont need limbs to push, if you lay down you can still move your hips sideways without moving your arms or legs that much

    • Finessa Nugget
      Finessa Nugget Il y a an +2

      lie on the ground and try, it's the same, push at the point of most friction between you and the ground.

  • Abataly Valadez
    Abataly Valadez Il y a an

    Ankle break that mamba lol

  • Yiggy Diggy
    Yiggy Diggy Il y a an +12

    Still not understanding

  • Sarah Riedel
    Sarah Riedel Il y a an +22

    My mom worked in Sierra Leone in the mid-'60s as a Peace Corps volunteer and had a housecat to defend her against black mambas. Only problem was that when it caught one it would bring it back inside as a "gift," not quite dead.

    KING NOOB DAME Il y a an +2

    Kobe bryant?

  • eRick 074
    eRick 074 Il y a 2 ans

    I wonder black mamba claimed be that fast but no match for mongoose... 😆😆😆

  • Kid Dynamite
    Kid Dynamite Il y a 2 ans +4

    Few of them at my work

  • Ranjay Chaursia
    Ranjay Chaursia Il y a 2 ans


  • Sapphire Otaku
    Sapphire Otaku Il y a 2 ans +8

    Snakes just don't chase people though, what would be the point? It can't eat you, you're a dangerous predator, and he's a coldblooded animal who's life goal is to conserve energy. Stop the fear mongering.

    • LagiNaLangAko23
      LagiNaLangAko23 Il y a 2 ans

      Sapphire Otaku black mambas are quite irritable and aggressive from what I seen in vids though.

    • Sapphire Otaku
      Sapphire Otaku Il y a 2 ans +2

      Adwaitha Lakshmi If you leave snakes alone, they leave you alone. I have a boa and he pretty much just chills all day. If you actually handle snakes you come to realize their favorite thing is to chill and not be bothered. If you see a snake, just turn around and leave it alone. They don't chase and kill people just for the hell of it.

    • Adwaitha Lakshmi
      Adwaitha Lakshmi Il y a 2 ans +1

      Sapphire Otaku thanks a lot 🙂🙃
      But I’m scared for its venom
      It spits for no reason

  • Just a stargazer . . .
    Just a stargazer . . . Il y a 2 ans

    They got that dang snake tamed, bro..

  • Alfred Andersson
    Alfred Andersson Il y a 2 ans


  • Alfred Andersson
    Alfred Andersson Il y a 2 ans


  • morris Bitulo
    morris Bitulo Il y a 2 ans

    nomaa san

  • Curtis Kaohu
    Curtis Kaohu Il y a 2 ans +18

    atleast black mamba snakes can't slither up walls and fences I hope!?!

    • Bruno Lance
      Bruno Lance Il y a 10 mois

      Snakes can climb trees

    • ItsYaBoyBeyonder
      ItsYaBoyBeyonder Il y a 2 ans +2

      Don't know about, but B Mamba definitely can climb/crawl on a tree.

    • Curtis Kaohu
      Curtis Kaohu Il y a 2 ans +2

      pink pink get your mind out of the gutter. IDK WHY?! You think that my comment was a racist. I had no intention of being racist at all! IRRELEVANT!!!

    EVETHOT Il y a 2 ans +4

    This is so satisfying

  • Treemaster16
    Treemaster16 Il y a 3 ans +1

    Thats not a sindwinder its a horned viper sidewinders live in the sonoran desert

  • Jinka SMOSH00
    Jinka SMOSH00 Il y a 3 ans +1

    wow snake is very fast because if he see a human he well follow to human

  • rmashanker sharma
    rmashanker sharma Il y a 3 ans

    mast yar

  • Anu Parmar
    Anu Parmar Il y a 3 ans +1


  • Master Baiter
    Master Baiter Il y a 3 ans +220

    ofc the black mamba runs fast... its black...

    • Lyvith
      Lyvith Il y a 5 mois +2

      usain bolt but it's a reptile

    • Big Smoke
      Big Smoke Il y a 8 mois

      @Christian Tambun wtf are you on about

    • hanphil noffz
      hanphil noffz Il y a an +1

      no way they can run 20 mph I do track I run 24.6 mph there 12-15 mph not 15 I bet roger bannister have faster mile pace then fastest black mamba

    • Sir Lohen
      Sir Lohen Il y a an +5

      +Christian John Michael Tambun
      It's dark gray/gray, where the hell did you see a white mamba? in a snowy region, is it the 3rd mamba in the world after black and green.?

    • Christian Tambun
      Christian Tambun Il y a 2 ans +3

      i mean black mamba is not even black its white

  • B H
    B H Il y a 3 ans

    Learn life lessons from the animal kingdom....
    Snakes move forward when using resistance when bending, but moves faster with non-resistance.
    This is why Jesus' teachings of non-resistance are meant to benefit mankind.

  • Joebert Alova
    Joebert Alova Il y a 3 ans

    theres a snake in our house my sister saw it 1:30 am she call hes husband and she saw it she call us she said its too long

  • 4leaf
    4leaf Il y a 3 ans +39

    If you can't outrun them, FIGHT them... You'll have a better chance at survival!

    • dspdetractor ack ack ack seal laugh
      dspdetractor ack ack ack seal laugh Il y a 3 mois

      Snake is like landmine

    • Mister Holden
      Mister Holden Il y a 9 mois +5

      Actually a snake would never chase you because they are not out to eat you

    • Sofia L
      Sofia L Il y a 9 mois +5

      yeah try punching them or something XD if you run they will probrably jump at you and eat you

  • Graciela Reitz
    Graciela Reitz Il y a 3 ans


  • Antonio Scotti
    Antonio Scotti Il y a 3 ans +12

    go home snake, you are drunk

  • Pad Fut
    Pad Fut Il y a 4 ans +1

    what is that music

  • Pad Fut
    Pad Fut Il y a 4 ans +2

    wow the music

  • Regz Zuse
    Regz Zuse Il y a 4 ans +9

    1:15 Thats how I move, Saturday night.
    And that black mamba in the video, is racist against her own.

  • Will Cheung
    Will Cheung Il y a 4 ans +71

    that guys face when he was running

  • Shivansh Pandey
    Shivansh Pandey Il y a 4 ans +1

    wow what a great snake

  • Sheena Tzipori
    Sheena Tzipori Il y a 5 ans


  • film
    film Il y a 5 ans +1

    oh snake

  • Joe Schmoe
    Joe Schmoe Il y a 5 ans +106

    God bless Sweden and none of its poisonous or venomous animals

    • Lorena’s Life
      Lorena’s Life Il y a 10 mois

      John Gunnerek move to Ireland there is no snakes there

    • The Major
      The Major Il y a 11 mois

      You do not know about swedish Vipers then, of which the newborns are more dangerous than the parent snakes.
      Sweden only have 2 natural snakes, the Huggorm and the Snok(snake comes from that word).Roughly 1 person dies from the viper every 10 years or so.

    • Lt H
      Lt H Il y a an +2

      LagiNaLangAko23 Exactly my first thought.

    • Demonstormlord
      Demonstormlord Il y a 2 ans +6

      Sweden has common vipers, more often found in the south.

    • LagiNaLangAko23
      LagiNaLangAko23 Il y a 2 ans +9

      Well you got worse than snakes now.

  • Andrew Wang
    Andrew Wang Il y a 5 ans +100

    We fear them more than they fear us. They don't seem to fear any of us.

  • Auto box
    Auto box Il y a 6 ans

    Venomous Snake into a Pepsi bottle - Snake handler - Awesome - Never seen before

    • Andrew Wang
      Andrew Wang Il y a 5 ans

      The link gets to a video that is not available.

  • RickandDarielle
    RickandDarielle Il y a 6 ans +6

    Most of the people who live in the region this snake is native to can outrun it anyway.

    • LagiNaLangAko23
      LagiNaLangAko23 Il y a 2 ans +2

      RickandDarielle maybe that's why they can run so fast?

  • rafif Khalid
    rafif Khalid Il y a 6 ans

    Snake could just eat Dead humens

  • Crow
    Crow Il y a 6 ans +1

    Us humans should only kill to defend, the world would be a much more peaceful place.

  • Reaper Sovereign
    Reaper Sovereign Il y a 6 ans +3

    snakes don't purposely kill with nukes, pistols, stone people, gas or so forth. I think they probably know like everything else, some people need to be shown they're just mortal and not giving it room. No animal purposely attacks like a hitman, or terrorist persistantly.

  • Mohamed Puhari
    Mohamed Puhari Il y a 6 ans


  • Lap Hoang
    Lap Hoang Il y a 6 ans


  • Karolina
    Karolina Il y a 6 ans

    I agree.