Night Adder (Causus Rhombeatus)

Night Adder (Causus Rhombeatus)

Interesting facts: Their bodies are cylindrical and seen to be quite slender. They have very long venom glands; some can grow up to 10cm! Although they have poor eyesight their sense of smell is very keen and is the main use during hunting. Appearance: The colour of...
Boomslang (Dispholidus typus)

Boomslang (Dispholidus typus)

Description A long slender snake, with an average length of 1.5 meters growing to over 2.0 m in length, with a large blunt head that is distinct from the neck. It has a very large eye, which is characteristic. The body has keeled scales in 19 oblique rows at midbody....
Ringkals, Rinkhals (Hemachatus haemachatus)

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)

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...
Berg Adder (Bitis atropos)

Berg Adder (Bitis atropos)

Berg Adder (Bitis atropos) Description This is a small adder that on average grows to 35 – 40 cm in length, with a maximum of 49 cm. The head is covered in small, keeled scales and the head is triangular in shape and distinct from the neck. The eye has a vertical...