Spotted House Snake - Lamprophis guttatus

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Average Length:  30 cm. Names in other languages
Afrikaans: Gevlekte Huisslang.
Look for:
  • Small slender snake
  • Largish eyes
  • Blotches on back, may merge to form zig-zag pattern



Distribution


Venom Type:  Not Poisonous


First Aid

None.

Habits

Slow moving, shy and docile. Common in rocky habitats.

Food

Hunts lizards and rodents at night

Number of eggs

Lays 3-6 eggs in midsummer

Reproduction

Oviparous.

Enemies

Snakes and predatory birds.

Habitat

Found in rocky places and savanna.

 

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