Twinstriped Shovelsnout - Prosymna bivattata

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Average Length: 27 cm  Names in other languages
Afrikaans: Dubbelstreep Graafneusslang.
Look for:
  • Slender body
  • Purple-brown to red-brown body
  • Broken orange stripe on backbone
  • White belly



Distribution


Venom Type:  Not Poisonous


First Aid

None.

Habits

A small burrowing snake, seldom seen as most of its life is spent beneath stones and logs. The snout is upturned with a sharp edge.

Food

Termites, insects, worms and small lizards.

Reproduction

Oviparous. Lays 4 eggs.

Enemies

Other snakes and predatory birds.

Habitat

Stones, logs and debris.

 

 

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