The Eastern Green mamba (Dendroaspis angusticeps) is a medium sized, arboreal, highly venomous snake of the family Elapidae.
The Eastern Green Mamba is overall glossy green in colour with a lighter bright greenish-yellow belly. This is the smallest of the Mambas, averaging only 1.4m (4.6ft) in length.The maximum size for this species is 2.4m (7.9ft), but this is uncommon.Male Eastern Green Mambas are generally slightly larger than the females.
Eastern Green Mamba’s are an arboreal species and thus are almost always found in trees. They very rarely venture to the ground unless driven by prey or for their need to bask under the sun. They are also not usually found in open terrain.Thickly forested and bush-covered areas such as evergreen forests, mainly make for this species’ habitat. They can also be found in regions like coastal scrub, woodland, moist savannah, bamboo and mango plantations. The species can even be found in dense montane forest up to about 1,700m (5,600ft) above sea level. They’re often found in thickets and farm trees (citrus, cashew nut, coconut and mango) which offer plenty of shade. In coastal east Africa it is known to enter houses and often shelters in thatched roof dwellings.They may even be found in tropical or sub-tropical regions within their range.