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Snake Facts

- 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.