Ringkals, Rinkhals (Hemachatus haemachatus)

Description: A small to medium size snake usually 90 cm to 120 cm in length, but can reach 1,5m. The snake is closely related to the true cobras, but differs from the true cobras in having keeled dorsal scales, in producing live young and in the maxilla bone only...

Forest cobra (Naja melanoleuca)

Description: This cobra is of medium build, but becomes robust and thick set in specimens over 1,5m. Rears up high and spreads a long narrow hood. The head is distinct from the neck. Large specimens have very broad heads with bulging temporal muscles. This cobra can...

Gaboon Adder (Bitis gabonica)

Gaboon Adder (Bitis gabonica) Description A large adder with adults reaching 1,2 – 1,4 meters in length in SA, but this snake grows to 1,8m in East Africa. These large individuals would have fangs up to 50 mm in length. The head is very broad and covered with small...

Mozambique Spitting Cobra (Naja mossambica)

Mozambique Spitting Cobra (Naja mossambica) Description A medium snake growing to 1,6 m in length, slender in build, but becomes robust when large. The head is distinct from the neck with a broad temporal area. The colour is light to dark brown or olive with some...