Black Mamba

Black mambas are the longest venomous snakes in Africa. They can measure over 8 feet (over 2 meters) long and despite their length, black mambas can be extremely fast when they feel threatened. The term “black” comes from the color of the inside of the snake’s mouth. The skin of a black mamba can range from green to gray. All questions about black mambas can be directed here.

1,850 Questions

How many bicycles are there in the world?

There are more than a billion bicycles in the world.
nine million

But that's only in Beijing

I Think there's about 500 million bikes I'm not sure but its a good answer!
nine million

But that's only in Beijing

I Think there's about 500 million bikes I'm not sure but its a good answer!

Most venomous sea snake?

common krait

ANS 2 - common krait is not a sea snake. The Yellow lipped Krait is it's sea snake equivalent. -Most venomous is possibly the Horned Sea snake

Where do bush master snakes live?

Bushmasters are large vipers from South and Central America. The genus Lachesis is divided into three species: the Black Headed Bushmaster (Costa Rica and possibly surrounding areas as well), the South American Bushmaster (obviously South America), and the Central American Bushmaster (Central America, obviously).

What is a two step snake?

a snake that is so poisonous that it can kill you in two steps it came from the Vietnam war

What animal or reptile group is the black mamba classified in?

The Black Mamba is classified as follows:-

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Reptilia

Order: Squamata

Suborder: Serpentes

Family: Elapidae

Genus: Dendroaspis

Species: Dendroaspis polylepis

Where were black casualties of World War 2 buried?

American soldiers KIA were interred regardless of rank, branch of service, religion, race or ethnicity. So a black soldier would of been interred next to a white soldier, or a Jewish soldier.

Richard V. Horrell WW 2

What black snakes do we have in Virginia?

eastern black kingsnake (Lampropeltis getula nigra), the northern black racer, Coluber constrictor, and the black rat snake, Elaphe obsoleta.


What do King Cobras eat?

King Cobras eats smaller animals including snakes also such as Rat snakes,Mangrove Snakes,sizable pythons,rats,lizards,rodents etc

The only predator it has is the mongoose and mankind.

How does a black mamba protect its babies?

It doesn't ! Once the babies hatch from the eggs, they're completely independent.

Where does a green mamba snake live?

Mambas (the black mamba and three species of green mambas) are native to Africa. The known species of green mambas are: the Eastern (Dendroaspis angusticeps) and Western (Dendroaspis viridis) Green Mambas, and Jameson's Mamba (Dendroaspis jamesoni).

The best known of the three green mambas is the Eastern Green Mamba, or Common Mamba. Eastern Greens live mainly in the thick coastal bush of southeastern Africa, although they may also be encountered in more disturbed habitat such as gardens and mango or tea plantations. They range from Natal, South Africa in the south to southern Kenya in the north, and westward as far inland as eastern Zimbabwe and Malawi. They are highly arboreal, spending most of their time in the trees, although they have been known to descend to the ground on occasion.

Western Green Mambas are found in southern West Africa, from Guinea in the west to western Nigeria in the east. Like the Eastern Green, their preferred habitat is coastal rainforest although they may also be found in smaller patches of bush. They are highly arboreal, similar to their Eastern cousin.

The Jameson's Mamba, in spite of probably having what is probably the largest range of the green mambas, and even though it is fairly common in its range, is likely the least-studied of all the mambas. They are native to the equatorial tropical rainforest belt of Western and Central Africa, with a known range from Kenya to Burundi in the east and Ghana to Angola in the west. Their habitat preferences are similar to those of the other greens: rainforest and sometimes more disturbed habitat, provided there is still thick enough vegetation. All three green mambas are highly arboreal and are almost exclusively found in areas with dense growth (although some may reside in relatively small patches of trees); these shy, secretive snakes are superb camouflage artists, aided by their green colouration and slender, vinelike bodies.

How many types of venemous snakes are there in the world?

Approximately 400 of the known 2,400 species of snake are venomous.

Is an black mamba an invertebrate?

No - it is a vertebrate. It has a complete internal skeleton including skull, spine and rib-cage.

How long can a Black Mamba snake live up to?

In the wild the Black Mamba can live for over 11 years.

Can black mamba spit poison?

no it can not spit poison but when it bites it release poison.

Are black mambas threatened or endangered?

According to the classification in the Wikipedia entry - they are of 'least concern'

Are black mambas endangered?

no, black mambas are NOT endangered. However, the amount is decreasing because of habitat loss

Is rice field snake considered a mamba?

No. a rice field snake or the Oriental Whipsnake is a widespread species of tree snake found in South asia.