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Black Mamba

Dendroaspis polylepis

Description:

The Black Mamba is 2.20 m to 2.70 m long usually, but can even reach up to 4.50 m in length, in extreme cases. The color of animals varies from olive brown, dark brown and dark gray. Young snakes are brighter in their coloring. The rear part of the back may additionally be spotted dark. The belly is cream colored on the other hand, some yellow or greenish spotted.

Habitat:

The black mamba is native to South and East Africa south of the Sahara. The northernmost deposits are located in eastern Africa in Eritrea and in the West in Namibia. In West Africa, there is no presence of the species, single views, however, were made​​. As habitat preferred the snake wooded savannah, rocky hills and forests along rivers. When hiding it uses hollows under rocks, hollow trees and termite mounds. As a rule, she lives on the ground, but it can also climb and move around in trees.

Notes:

Pictures are taken at TerraZoo, Rheinberg, Germany. This small Zoo is specialized in reptiles.

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5 Comments

Benno Ibold
Benno Ibold 8 years ago

Thank you Logan Pinty and Smith Zoo

Logan Pinty
Logan Pinty 8 years ago

Awsome

Smith Zoo
Smith Zoo 10 years ago

Stunning series Benno!

Benno Ibold
Benno Ibold 10 years ago

Thank you, Rakesh.

Rakesh Warrier
Rakesh Warrier 10 years ago

Thing of beauty :)

Benno Ibold
Spotted by
Benno Ibold

Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

Spotted on Jan 16, 2014
Submitted on Jan 17, 2014

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