A dangerous African snake named for its black mouth
The “black,” or black-mouthed, mamba (Dendroaspis polylepis) inhabits rocky savanna and can often be encountered on the ground, where it seems to be fond of termite mounds
The barba amarilla (“yellow chin”) of Latin America
The quintessential Australian cobra
A dangerous snake with a triangular-shaped cross section
The largest relative of the cobra in Australia
The coastal taipan (Oxyuranus scutellatus) produces venom that is nearly identical to that of its inland cousin. Its bite is lethal in more than 80 percent of untreated cases.