Common Slug Eater (Duberria lutrix)
This small harmless snakes feeds exclusively on slugs and snails. Averaging only around 30 cm this inoffensive snake rarely bites instead when harassed or handled will emit a foul-smelling musk in self-defense and may roll up in a tight coil hiding its head in the center of the body. Favoring damp localities these snakes are common throughout most of the Western and Eastern Cape where they are most common more so than the rest of South Africa.
These small snakes are often predated upon by birds such as the Fiscal Shrike and many smaller species as well as snakes such as the Spotted Harlequin snake.