Black Mamba Dendroaspis polylepis

Black Mamba
Black Mamba
The Black Mamba is not black but a light brown-grey with a lighter underside. The inside of its mouth is black. It can grow to 14 feet (4.5 metres) length.
Black Mamba
Black Mamba
Black Mamba
It is native to much of southern and eastern Africa, fast, intelligent, highly venomous and much feared. However, it attacks people only if provoked/cornered. Prey is birds and rodents.