Marbled Tree Snake - Dipsadoboa aulica

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Not Venomous

Average Length: 50cm Names in other languages
Afrikaans: Gebande Boomslang.
Look for:
  • Brown to light-brown back with 38-50 faint crossbars
  • Head finely marbled
  • White tongue
  • Off-white belly, laterally flecked with brown marks


Distribution


Venom Type: Not Poisonous. Venom is mild and usually causes only local pain and swelling.


First Aid

Habits

A quick and alert snake.  When disturbed adopts a threatening posture by coiling the body and raising the head. Few are generally encountered because of its secretive nature.  A distinctive feature is a white-tipped, black tongue. It is apt to bite aggressively.

Food

Lizards, frogs and small rodents.

Reproduction

Oviparous. Lays 8-12 eggs in midsummer. Hatchlings 180 mm.

Enemies

Other snakes and predatory birds.

Habitat

Lowveld riverine forest.

 

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