Aurora House Snake – Lamprophis aurora

One of Southe Africa’s most beautiful snakes. With a striking orange/yellow strange along the spine on an olive green/light green with another distinctive yellow stripe along the side of the snake. A shy docile nocturnal snake that is often kept in captivity. These snakes favor grasslands, damp localities and fynbos. 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 Golden Gate National Park, Free State.

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 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 East London, Eastern Cape.

Lamprophis aurora

Aurora House Snake. From Near Clarens, Free State.