Aurora House Snake – Lamprophis aurora

Size:
Averaging only 50-60cm which and may reach 90cm

Colour:
An olive green with yellow flanks and belly with another distinctive orange stripe along the side the length of the back.

Habitat:
Favouring grasslands, damp localities and fynbos

Field Notes:
One of South Africa’s most beautiful snakes. A shy docile nocturnal snake that is often kept in captivity. Common in the Southern Cape, Eastern Cape, Free State and Gauteng but is also found in Kwa-Zulu Natal interior, Mpumalanga and Limpopo. Feeding on lizards, frogs, small rodents and occasionally nestling birds.

Lamprophis aurora

Aurora House Snake. From Alberton, Gauteng.

Lamprophis aurora

Aurora House Snake. From East London, Eastern Cape.

Lamprophis aurora

Aurora House Snake. From Golden Gate National Park, Free State.

Lamprophis aurora

Aurora House Snake. From Golden Gate National Park, Free State.

Lamprophis aurora

Aurora House Snake. From Roedtan, Limpopo.

Lamprophis aurora

Aurora House Snake. From Roedtan, Limpopo.

Lamprophis aurora

Aurora House Snake. From Golden Gate National Park, Free State.

Lamprophis aurora

Aurora House Snake. From Golden Gate National Park, Free State.

Lamprophis aurora

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

Lamprophis aurora

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

Lamprophis aurora

Aurora House Snake. From Golden Gate National Park, Free State.

Lamprophis aurora

Aurora House Snake. From Golden Gate National Park, Free State.