Aurora House Snake - Lamprophis aurora

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Average Length: 45 cm Names in other languages
Afrikaans: Auroraslang.
Look for:
  • Olive-green body with orange to yellow line on the spine
  • White belly



Distribution


Venom Type: Not Poisonous


First Aid

None.

Habits

This snake is colorful and nocturnal; may bask in early mornings or late afternoons, may emerge on overcast days. It is secretive and is seldom seen; is harmless and seldom attempts to bite.

Food

Nestling rodents, lizards and frogs.

Reproduction

Oviparous.

Number of eggs

8-12 in summer hatching after 75 days.

Fangs

No Fangs/poison

Enemies

Snakes and predatory birds.

Habitat

Damp localities in grasslands, moist savanna, lowland forest and fynbos.

 

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