- The black mamba is brown, grey or olive, but never black.
- Snakes are cold-blooded.
- Each year about 8,000 people in the United States fall victim to venomous snakes.
- Snakes can travel 3-5 miles an hour.
- Some snakes can live more than 30 years in captivity.
- The venom of the king cobra is strong enough to kill an elephant.
- Snakes cannot chew, so they swallow their prey whole.
- Thailand is the home of 163 species of snakes of which 85 are venomous.