Brown House Snake (Boaedon capensis)
One of the most common harmless snakes found across Southern Africa. The Brown House Snake or Bruinhuis slang as it is known is Afrikaans is found in a variety of habitats across Southern Africa, from coastal forests, grasslands, montane grasslands and abundant in suburbia. These snakes thrive in gardens where they prey on geckos, lizards, rodents, and birds. Averaging 60cm or so these snakes can grow close to 1.5m along the coast. A key identifying feature for the Brown House Snake is the white stripes on either side of the head, the white belly and uniform brown coloration of the body.