Black Mamba

(Dendroaspis polylepis)
Eastern Cape, Kwazulu-Natal, Transvaal, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Angola

Long and slender with a narrow head also described as coffin – shaped. Adults vary between 2,5m and 3m but they may reach a length of 4m.

Juveniles are light grey to olive and darkening to gunmetal grey with age. The inside of the mouth is pitch black.

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