Nine puff adders, seven Usambra mountain vipers and a green mamba were included.
Most recently a mamba bit me right here.
For these reasons, the black mamba is widely considered the world's deadliest snake.
Like all reptiles, the black mamba is cold blooded, and relies on external heat to maintain its body temperature.
I did once meet a green mamba in the open, and it was the snake that slid for cover!
They also endured first-hand experiences with green mamba snakes, grunting warthogs, maniacal, laughing hyenas, and black centipedes which would fall dramatically into the bath after sneaking up the overflow pipe.
For many Africans, the ‘coffin-headed’ black mamba is synonymous with death.
The bite and venom of a green mamba can kill in less than 30 minutes.
My daughter, Julie, was almost killed by a green mamba several years ago in Africa.
The black mamba , the largest of the species, is uniformly olive to black.