East African Egg Eater (Dasypeltis medici)

The species of egg eater in Southern Africa with the smallest distribution and the least encounter of the three species. The East Africa Egg Eater is found in Northern Kwa-Zulu Natal in coastal forest northwards into Mozambique. A more slender snake than the Southern Brown Egg Eater and adults can reach close to 1m in length.

Like the Common or Rhombic Egg Eater when harassed this snake will coil and uncoil rubbing its scales against one another and strike out viciously. Many of these snakes are killed on roads when they are actively searching for birds nests to raid.

Dasypeltis medici

East African Egg Eater. From Igwala Gwala Forest – St.Lucia, Kwa-Zulu Natal.

Dasypeltis medici

East African Egg Eater. From Igwala Gwala Forest – St.Lucia, Kwa-Zulu Natal.

Dasypeltis medici

East African Egg Eater. From Igwala Gwala Forest – St.Lucia, Kwa-Zulu Natal.

Dasypeltis medici

East African Egg Eater. From Kosi Bay, Kwa-Zulu Natal.