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Boomslang(L) Black Mamba(R). Two of Africa's deadliest snakes cuddling in a tree. Credit to Adam Baugh

Boomslang(L) Black Mamba(R). Two of Africa's deadliest snakes cuddling in a tree. Credit to Adam Baugh

Dendroaspis polylepis - Black Mamba (Africa's Most Feared Snake)

Dendroaspis polylepis - Black Mamba (Africa's Most Feared Snake)

Dendroaspis polylepis - Black Mamba (Africa's Most Feared Snake)

Dendroaspis polylepis - Black Mamba (Africa's Most Feared Snake)

Black Mamba 2

Black mamba Snake (Dendroaspis polylepis) - The longest venomous snake in Africa The black mamba (Dendroaspis polylepis), also ca.

Dendroaspis polylepis - Black Mamba (Africa's Most Feared Snake)

Dendroaspis polylepis - Black Mamba (Africa's Most Feared Snake)

Dendroaspis polylepis - Black Mamba (Africa's Most Feared Snake)

Dendroaspis polylepis - Black Mamba (Africa's Most Feared Snake)

Dendroaspis polylepis - Black Mamba (Africa's Most Feared Snake)

Dendroaspis polylepis - Black Mamba (Africa's Most Feared Snake)

Dendroaspis polylepis - Black Mamba (Africa's Most Feared Snake)

Dendroaspis polylepis - Black Mamba (Africa's Most Feared Snake)

Dendroaspis polylepis - Black Mamba (Africa's Most Feared Snake)

Dendroaspis polylepis - Black Mamba (Africa's Most Feared Snake)

A black mamba (Dendroaspis polylepis) (Credit: Michael D. Kern/NPL)

Dendroaspis polylepis - Black Mamba (Africa's Most Feared Snake)

Puff Adder ( bitis arietans) is responsible for more fatalities than any other African snakes. It has a potent venom that is produced in large amounts. It has long fangs.