Waterberg Quillsnout - Xenocalamus bicolor australis

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Average Length:  35 cm. Names in other languages
Afrikaans: Waterberg Spitneusslang
Look for:
  • Sharp snout
  • Yellow or pale-coloured flanks
  • Small eyes



Distribution


Venom Type:  Venom of no consequence.


First Aid

None.

Habits

A small burrowing snake, very docile and slow moving.

Food

Geckos, lizards and termites.

Reproduction

Oviparous. Lays 3-4 elongate eggs in summer.

Enemies

Other snakes.

Habitat

Kalahari and alluvial sands.

 

 

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