Acquired: Bred animal myself,
Rescue / shelter organization,
Worked with pet (didn’t own)
Posted Mar 05, 2013
The Western Green Mamba is a beautiful but deadly snake. In the wild they range in size from 5 foot to over 7 foot. They are a very fast and powerful snake that can strike quickly. No one but a expert should work with this snake.
This snake is native to west Africa but it is kept in Zoos and reptile parks around the world. Several dead specimens of this snake have been found over recent years in Florida and one man was bitten by what authorities now believe was a green mamba. So this snake may well be establishing its self in south Florida. If so it is a dangerous and deadly invasive species.
In the wild and in captivity this snake feeds primarily on rodents. This snake feeds mostly in the day time hours but it may also be active at night.
You should keep in mind this snake has powerful venom and there have been many human deaths from this snake. If you think you see one of these snakes in the wild stay away from it.
This snake lives in the trees mostly but it will also go down on the ground. In its native habitat it often enters peoples houses in the pursuit of rodents and it is then that people are bitten.