The black mamba is without a doubt the most exciting snake in the world. The incredible way these snakes hunt and the speed with which they move is a sight to behold. For all the stories you might read about the black mamba, it is just not the same unless you see it on video. With that said, I have assembled below what I have found to be the best black mamba footage on the web. These videos are all top notch, clear black mamba videos that show the mamba up close and personal.
I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.
The black mamba is named after the black coloration of the inside of their mouths and not their body color. If you notice, the black mamba is actually a greyish color. Their mouths are jet black when they open it however.
The black mamba is also one of the largest venomous species of snake in the world. This African serpent is actually the second largest in the world among venomous species. Only the king cobra is larger. The black mamba can reach fourteen feet in length.
The black mamba is also highly aggressive. In spite of this fact, they will still attempt to escape given the chance. They are not interested in conflict with humans, but if they are cornered they are capable, and highly aggressive fighters. Never approach a black mamba in the wild or anywhere else. They can kill you in a flash if you are not near antivenin. Even with the antidote, the black mamba still can be deadly. Without the antivenin, the black mambas bite is nearly 100 percent fatal.