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Black Mamba The black mamba (Dendroaspis polylepis), also called the common black mamba or black-mouthed mamba,[4] is the longest venomous snake in Africa, averaging around 2.5 to 3.2 m (8.2 to 10 ft) in length, and sometimes growing to lengths of 4.45 m (14.6 ft).[5] It is named for the black colour of the inside of the mouth rather than the colour of its scales which varies from dull yellowish-green to a gun-metal grey Animal,Black mamba,Dendroaspis polylepis,animal,cold blooded,reptile,venomous,wildlife Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

Black Mamba

The black mamba (Dendroaspis polylepis), also called the common black mamba or black-mouthed mamba,[4] is the longest venomous snake in Africa, averaging around 2.5 to 3.2 m (8.2 to 10 ft) in length, and sometimes growing to lengths of 4.45 m (14.6 ft).[5] It is named for the black colour of the inside of the mouth rather than the colour of its scales which varies from dull yellowish-green to a gun-metal grey

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  1. Awesome shot, Scott. Quick JungleDragon tip: if you know the name of a specie, you can try to identify it to the right of the photo. For this photo I already did it.

    This process is optional but quite valuable. Once identified, other people viewing your photo will know what they're looking at and can instantly learn more about the specie, or find more photos or videos from it.

    Hope this helps, keep up the good work.
    Posted 9 years ago

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The black mamba , also called the common black mamba or black-mouthed mamba, is a highly venomous snake of the genus ''Dendroaspis'' , and is endemic to sub-Saharan Africa. It was first described in 1864 by Albert Günther. It is the longest species of venomous snake in Africa, and the second-longest venomous snake in the world after the king cobra. It is also the fastest moving snake in Africa, and one of the fastest moving snakes on the planet, perhaps the fastest, capable of moving at 11 km/h.. more

Similar species: Scaled Reptiles
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Scott Staley

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Uploaded Oct 9, 2012. Captured Jun 13, 2010 13:26.
  • NIKON D40
  • f/4.5
  • 1/60s
  • ISO400
  • 80mm