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A West African green mamba (Dendroaspis virdis) at Reptile Gardens.



A venomous West African green mamba (Dendroaspis viridis) in a clear glass box at Reptile Gardens near Rapid City, South Dakota.



A venomous West African green mamba (Dendroaspis viridis), worked by its handler at Reptile Gardens near Rapid City, South Dakota

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