Prosymna janii – Mozambique Shovel-Snout.

This species is a nocturnal burrower, inhabiting coastal dune forest, coastal forest, woodland or grassland areas (Marais 1992). It is known to feed on hard-shelled gecko (Lygodactylus and Hemidactylus) eggs (Broadley 1992). Marais (1992) states that this snake may be threatened by the extensive use of off-road vehicles and by large-scale sand mining in areas such as St. Lucia. However, this species does not have a restricted distribution and therefore this localized disturbance cannot be considered a major threat.

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by Tyrone Ping

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