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Black Mamba

Black Mamba


Species group:
 Cobras and other Elapids

Scientific name: Dendroaspis polylepis

Range/Habitat: The Black Mamba is a diurnal venomous snake which is native to a variety of
climates ranging from savanna, woodlands, rocky slopes, dense forests and even humid swamps of Africa. The Black Mamba usually uses its speed to escape from threats rather than for hunting.

Humans are actually their predators, rather than their prey. For that reason, mambas generally avoid contact with humans. Black Mamba bites can potentially kill a human within 20 minutes, but death usually occurs after 30–60 minutes, sometimes taking up to three hours.

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thomasbyers
First of all let me warn everyone that this snake sho...
Review by: thomasbyers (100) updated February 16, 2013 22:23
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