Brown House Snake (Boaedon capensis)

One of the most common harmless snakes found across Southern Africa. The Brown House Snake 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.

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Brown House Snake. From Elandsbaai, Western Cape.

Boaedon capensis

Brown House Snake. From Elandsbaai, Western Cape.

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Brown House Snake. From New Germany Nature Reserve, Kwa-Zulu Natal.

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Brown House Snake.From Westville, Kwa-Zulu Natal.

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Brown House Snake. From Durban North, Kwa-Zulu Natal.

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Brown House Snake. From Durban North, Kwa-Zulu Natal.

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Brown House Snake. From Mt Moreland, Kwa-Zulu Natal

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Brown House Snake. From Mt Moreland, Kwa-Zulu Natal

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Brown House Snake.From Northcliff, Gauteng.

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Brown House Snake. Northcliff, Gauteng.

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Brown House Snake. From Springfield, Kwa-Zulu Natal.

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Brown House Snake. From Springfield, Kwa-Zulu Natal.

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Brown House Snake. From Voelmoed, Karoo

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Brown House Snake. From Voelmoed, Karoo

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Brown House Snake. From near Nongoma, Kwa-Zulu Natal.

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Brown House Snake. From Nongoma, Kwa-Zulu Natal.

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Brown House Snake. From Durban North, Kwa-Zulu Natal.

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Brown House Snake. From Durban North, Kwa-Zulu Natal.

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Brown House Snake. From Nelspruit, Mpumalanga.

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Brown House Snake Hatching. From Shongweni, Kwa-Zulu Natal.

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Brown House Snake. From Mt Moreland, Kwa-Zulu Natal.

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Brown House Snake. From Mt Moreland, Kwa-Zulu Natal.

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Brown House Snake. From Glen Anil, Kwa-Zulu Natal.

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Brown House Snake. From Glen Anil, Kwa-Zulu Natal.

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Brown House Snake. From near Springbok. Northern Cape.

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Brown House Snake. From near Springbok. Northern Cape.

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Brown House Snake. From Mosselbay, Western Cape.

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Brown House Snake. From Volmoed, Karoo.

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Brown House Snake. From Vaalwater, Limpopo.

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Brown House Snake. From Westville, Kwa-Zulu Natal.

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Brown House Snake. From Westville, Kwa-Zulu Natal.

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Brown House Snake. From Nelspruit, Mpumalanga.

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Brown House Snake. From St. Lucia, Kwa-Zulu Natal.

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Brown House Snake Hatching. From Kommaggas, Northern Cape.

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Brown House Snake. From Middelrus, Kwa-Zulu Natal.

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Brown House Snake. From Graaf Reniet, Eastern Cape.

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Brown House Snake. From Oudtshoorn, Western Cape.

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Brown House Snake. From Durban North, Kwa-Zulu Natal.

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Brown House Snake. From Umhlanga, Kwa-Zulu Natal.

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Brown House Snake. From Umhlanga, Kwa-Zulu Natal.

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Brown House Snake.From Kwamashu, Kwa-Zulu Natal.

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Brown House Snake, From St. Lucia, Kwa-Zulu Natal.

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Brown House Snake, From La Lucia, Kwa-Zulu Natal.

Boaedon capensis

Brown House Snake, From St. Lucia, Kwa-Zulu Natal.