Black mambas are very uncommonly black and are typically a dark brown color; their name, however, comes from the color of the interior of their mouths, which is always black. In South and East Africa, these snakes can be found in savannas, rocky slopes, and woods. They are the deadliest and most venomous snakes on earth, and Africa likely has the highest number of snake-related fatalities.
They are notorious for being quite aggressive when threatened and struck multiple times, injecting a significant amount of venom. If left untreated, a bite from this dreadful serpent nearly always results in death within 20 minutes.
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Terrestrial / Aquatic
Altricial / Precocial
Polygamous / Monogamous
Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic
Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal
Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd
Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore
Migratory: Yes / No
Domesticated: Yes / No
Dangerous: Yes / No