Savanna Purpleglossed Snake - Amblyodipsas polylepis polylepis

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Average Length:  60 cm. Names in other languages
Afrikaans: Savanna-purpergrondslang
Look for:
  • Stocky body and round snout
  • Glossy dark-brown to black body with purple sheen



Distribution


Venom Type:  Venom is mild and of no serious consequence.


First Aid

None.

Habits

This is a burrowing snake and very docile. It has a blunt snout.

Food

Small burrowing snakes and lizards.

Reproduction

Oviparous. Lays 4 eggs.

Enemies

Other snakes.

Habitat

Found in savanna, entering dry forest.

 

 

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