black mamba  vs  green mamba

The initial reaction when someone saw a snake is to become frightened because of the instinct that they are venomous.  As far as their nature is concerned, we all know that the defense mechanism of a snake is to bite or coil its prey. Once victimized by their attacks, it may cause brain and muscle paralysis which may lead to death. When you come across Africa, the first things that will come up to your mind are the different animals living in their geographical area. Green mambas and black mambas are the typical kinds of snakes that dominate Africa. The topic regarding these snakes will be discussed in this context.

  Black mamba Green mamba
Species One species: Dendroaspis polylepis Two species: 1. D viridis-western green mamba 2. D Angusticeps-common or eastern mamba
Hue Brown\olive skinned Grass green color
Demeanor Aggressive Less aggressive
Average size 8 feet 6 feet
Estimated lifespan 11 15 up to 25
Found commonly Sugarcane fields Mango plantations
Venom content Neurotoxins Dendrotoxin, Calcicludine,Neurotoxins

Dendroaspis polylepis is the scientific name of the black mamba. This snake is found in Africa and tends to be venomous, the fastest and second longest snake in the world. Their physical characteristics include a length of 2 ½ meters to 4 meters, heavier, the interior portion of their mouth is colored black, they have yellowish-green or metallic-grey body and they are mostly inhabited in sugarcane land areas. A bite of a black mamba can cause death in just a half hour and spreads 120 milligrams of venom that could easily penetrate to the brain and can cause neurotoxins. Black mambas can live for about 11 years and more.

  1. Viridis found in western Africa and D. Angusticeps found in the Eastern portion of South Africa are two species involving green mambas. Their physical characteristics are two meters in length, having glossy green scales, light green bellies, small, and mostly inhabited in mango plantation areas. They hide through green grass and forest in Africa. A bite of a green mamba contains dendrotoxin and calcicludine, in which it is less venomous than a black mamba. Saving the life of the victim is still possible. The life of green mambas can only be within the range of 15 to 25 years.


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