Eastern green mamba

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The eastern green mamba (Dendroaspis angusticeps) is a highly venomous snake species of the mamba genus Dendroaspis. They are found in the coastal regions of southern East Africa.[1] It was discovered in 1849. It has a slender build with bright green upperparts and yellow-green underparts. The adult female averages around 2 metres (6 ft 7 in) in length, and the male is slightly smaller.

The eastern green mamba preys on birds, eggs, bats, and rodents such as mice, rats, and gerbils. Their venom affects the cardiovascular and nerve systems.

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  1. Smith, Andrew (1849). Illustrations of the Zoology of South Africa, Reptilia. Volume 4. London: Smith, Elder and Co. Plate 70.