Mamba facts: a snake with a black mouth (that's how they got their name!) | Animal Fact Files

Mambas are considered one of the world's deadliest snakes. They are four mamba snake species: the black mamba and the three green mambas. The green mambas are green in color and get their name from this scale coloration, but black mambas range from brown to olive green in color. Their name actually comes from the black inside their mouths. Mamba snakes are arboreal, meaning they live in trees, at least the green varieties are. Black mambas enjoy trees as well as rock crevices, hollow logs, and even termite mounds. These snakes can be fatal to humans, but there is an antivenom for their bite. Scientific Name: Genus - Dendroaspis Range: Africa Size: 6-14 feet (1.8-4.3m) Diet: birds, small rodents and lizards Lifespan: 10+ years You can learn more on: Twitter - Facebook - --- We always do what we can to be as accurate as possible but we're only human; if you catch a mistake please let us know and provide a link for verification! --- All images, videos and sound effects used herein are 1) public domain, 2) used under a Creative Commons license*, 3) used with the express permission of the copyright holder, or 4) used under the parameters of Fair Use law. Credits via Flickr: Bernard DUPONT -;;; highlander411 - Herman Pijpers -; Credits via Wiki Users: Danleo~commonswiki -;; Tad Arensmeier - Ltshears - Bill Love - H. Krisp - Websites used for research collection: This video is licensed under a CC BY-SA 3.0 license (*. *you can find information about all the different types of CC licenses here: **changes were made from the original Transcript: alugha Click here to see more videos:

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