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Black Mamba in captivity A Black Mamba, a notorioous man killer, in captivity in South Africa. Black Mamba,Black mamba,Dendroaspis polylepis,Reptiles,Serpentes,Snakes,uShaka Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Black Mamba in captivity

A Black Mamba, a notorioous man killer, in captivity in South Africa.

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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
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded May 11, 2011. Captured Jul 27, 2009 12:35.
  • DSLR-A100
  • f/5.6
  • 1/6s
  • ISO800
  • 80mm