06/18/2014 02:32 pm ET | Updated Jun 18, 2014

Slow Motion Sssssnake Sssssstrike May Give You Nightmares

If you ever run into one of the several venomous viper snake species known as puff adders you should turn the other way.

In a recent video from BBC Earth, a camera crew catches the incredible striking speed of a Puff Adder.

While the video may be too much for anyone with Ophidiophobia, it is a fascinating look at the way snakes go after prey.

Typically, snakes like these eat rats, mice, small mammals or ground birds. In this case, it's just a balloon.


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