Fisk’s House Snake (Lamprophis fiskii)

A seldom seen secretive snake with patchy distribution across the arid western regions of South Africa. Little is known about the habits of these snakes as most recorded specimens have been found while crossing roads or collected dead on the road. When accosted they will most in short sharp jerky movements and may roll their tails in loose coils. Averaging of around 40cm they are known to feed on lizards and geckos primarily.

Lamprophis fiskii 

Fisk’s House Snake. From West Coast, Northern Cape.

Lamprophis fiskii 

Fisk’s House Snake. From West Coast, Northern Cape.

Lamprophis fiskii 

Fisk’s House Snake. From West Coast, Northern Cape.

Lamprophis fiskii 

Fisk’s House Snake. From West Coast, Northern Cape.