The beautiful Coluber constrictor, aka, Black Racer.

When I lived in Central FL, we had a black snake named Charley who was the neighborhood mascot - straight up! Charley was a curious creature and liked to visit people in the neighborhood!

Black Mamba- really Grey with Black inner mouth. Don't mess around or it will end you quickly!

If you want to know an extremely venomous snake in the world, you have to look at Facts about Black Mambas. Have you ever seen black mamba before?

Black mamba - It is longest venomous snake in Africa. It is named for the black color of the inside of the mouth. Had a few scary encounters with them !!!!!

The black mamba (Dendroaspis polylepis), also called the common black mamba or black-mouthed mamba, is the longest venomous snake in Africa, averaging around to meters to 10 ft) in length, and sometimes growing to lengths of meters ft).

photos by Mark Laita, for the book 'Serpentine,' a collection of gorgeously lit snakes on a black background.

Vivid Snake Photos Come at a Cost — A Bite From a Black Mamba

Photos - Amphibian/reptiles - photos by Mark Laita, for the book 'Serpentine,' a collection of gorgeously lit snakes on a black background.

Also known as the common black mamba or black-mouthed mamba, the black mamba is the longest venomous snake in all of Africa, averaging 8.2 feet; there have been specimens found that have grown up to 14 feet (4.3 meters). It's named not for any sort of dark external coloration (it's actually yellowish-green to gun-metal gray), but instead for its black colored mouth. The black mamba also holds the distinction of being the fastest snake in the world; moving 10-12mph (16-20 km/h).

Black Mamba - Deadly, Large, Fastest Snake

Black Mamba - Death incarnate it has been called for its venom and speed, bundled in a big aggressive package.

Black Mamba

two of my fav things: jet black and snakes. yes, when I think of my favorite things it is darkness and snakes.

Black Mamba...is the world's second longest venomous snake and the fastest snake on Earth!  It averages 8.2' in length and can move at speeds of 14 mph.  This snake is very deadly and respiratory failure or heart attack typically occur in humans 30 min. to one hr. after bitten.

(Dendroaspis polylepis) is the world's second longest venomous snake and the fastest snake on Earth! It averages in length and can move at speeds of 14 mph.

Black mamba in the mist Photo by Jo Frago — National Geographic Your Shot Picture taken alongside Neville Wolmarans and Helen Bauermeister, two experienced snake experts, in Ballito (Kwazulu-Natal), South Africa.

Black mamba in the mist Photo by Jo Frago — National Geographic Your Shot Picture taken alongside Neville Wolmarans and Helen Bauermeister, two experienced snake experts, in Ballito (Kwazulu-Natal), South Africa.

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