Cape Wolf Snake - Lycophidion capense

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Average Length: 30 cm Names in other languages
Afrikaans: Kaapse Wolfslang.
Look for:
  • Brown to black body with white-edges scales creating speckled effect
  • Flattened head
  • Belly white or black-spotted


Distribution


Venom Type: Not Poisonous


First Aid

None.

Habits

A small and slow moving snake. If molested, will move in rapid jerks from side to side. Found under stones, logs, piles of thatch grass, rubbish heaps and deserted termite mounds. Long recurved teeth on both jaws enables it to hold onto prey.

Food

Lizards, burrowing snakes, skinks and geckos.

Reproduction

Oviparous. Lays 3-9 eggs.

Enemies

Other snakes.

Habitat

Found in grassland and savanna.

 

 

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