Brown House Snake - Lamprophis fuliginosus

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Average Length: 60-90 cm. Names in other languages
Afrikaans: Bruin Huisslang.
Look for:
  • Two light-coloured lines on each side of the head:
    • one from the nose through the eye to back of head
    • the other from below the eye to the beginning of the mouth
  • Brown body


Distribution


Venom Type: Not Poisonous


First Aid
None.

Habits

Nocturnal and is a slow moving. Docile but may to bite readily if molested. Often found beneath building rubble, in tool sheds and compost heaps. This snake can devour entire rodent family in one session.

Food

Rodents, bats, lizards and skinks.

Reproduction

Oviparous.

Number of eggs

8-18 in summer hatching in 75 days.

Enemies

Other snakes, birds of prey, humans.

Habitat

Found everywhere; common around human dwellings.

 

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