These Mambas are are fast-moving venomous snakes of the genus Dendroaspis.
They are native to various regions in sub-Saharan Africa.
Mambas live in savannas, forests and rocky hills.
They have a lifespan of 12 to 20 years in the wild.
Jameson’s mamba is a large, slender elapid snake with smooth scales and a long tapering tail which typically accounts for 20 to 25% of its total length. The average length of an adult snake is approximately 1.5 meters (4.9 ft) to 2.2 meters (7.2 ft). They grow as large as 2.64 meters (8 ft 8 in). Adults tend to be dull green across the back, blending to pale green towards the underbelly with scales generally edged with black. The ventral side, neck and throat are typically cream or yellowish in color. This species occurs mostly in Central Africa and West Africa, and in some parts of East Africa.
Mambas and cobras are in the same family: the Elapidae. Like cobras, a mamba may rear and form a hood as part of its threat display, but the mamba’s hood is narrower and is longer than the broader hood of some species of cobra.
These Mambas kill their prey with venom injected from fangs. Their venom kills prey quickly. Mambas swallow the dead animal whole. They have flexible jaws that they can dislocate in order to fit food up to four times the size of their head into their mouth.
Jameson’s Green Mamba Pictures