Posted on June 17, 2012 with 218 notes.
Tagged with eastern green mamba, dendroaspis, elapidae, snake, reptile, front fanged, venomous, info, request, .

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.

Source: Wikipedia
  1. alittlerainhawksays reblogged this from butthurtherpetologist
  2. butthurtherpetologist reblogged this from reptilefacts
  3. dubbilltrubbill reblogged this from rhamphotheca
  4. alex1141 reblogged this from morondeluxe
  5. thepassion-in-passionfruit reblogged this from morondeluxe
  6. thylacine-queen reblogged this from dendroica
  7. dendroica reblogged this from reptilefacts
  8. thekal reblogged this from rhamphotheca
  9. coffeeholic93 reblogged this from rubenwho
  10. firstavenger-captainamerica reblogged this from rubenwho
  11. rubenwho reblogged this from rhamphotheca
  12. trappinoutdabando reblogged this from rhamphotheca
  13. ijustdontcareokayman reblogged this from rhamphotheca
  14. shipwreck-shark reblogged this from rhamphotheca
  15. moontiger5 reblogged this from rhamphotheca
  16. spiderfrost reblogged this from rhamphotheca
  17. treejumperfinny reblogged this from rhamphotheca
  18. nefertari0 reblogged this from rhamphotheca
  19. xbonanahx reblogged this from rhamphotheca
  20. nogalina reblogged this from rhamphotheca and added:
    beautiful bab *v*
  21. highvibrationsattract reblogged this from rhamphotheca
  22. menmynonsense reblogged this from rhamphotheca
  23. cephalopodqueen reblogged this from rhamphotheca
  24. fromhawaiiwithlove reblogged this from rhamphotheca
  25. femmeshepard reblogged this from rhamphotheca
  26. gabeemoon reblogged this from rhamphotheca
  27. emelleven reblogged this from rhamphotheca