Cape Centipede Eater - Aparallactus capensis

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Photo W. Haacke

Average Length: 20 cm Names in other languages
Afrikaans: Kaapse Honderdpootvreter.
Look for:
  • Brownish head
  • Black collar
  • Red-brown or greyish back
  • Small, slender snake


Distribution


 Venom Type: Haematoxic. Venom of no serious consequence.


First Aid

Not necessary. Clean wound.

Habits

A small burrowing snake found under stones, logs and debris, also commonly found in termite mounds. They put up an aggressive show when caught but their teeth are too small.

Food

Centipedes.

Reproduction

Oviparous. Lays 4-6 eggs.

Enemies

Other snakes, spiders and scorpions.

Habitat

Found in savanna and rain forest regions.

 

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