Lycodonomorphus rufulus – Brown Water Snake
Averaging 50-60cm and may reach close to 80cm.
A uniform brown to olive brown, the belly varies from a pinkish orange or pale yellow which is visible on the flanks.
Favouring damp localities, along river banks, well wooded streams as well areas around damns and vlei’s.
A relatively small inoffensive nocturnal snake that seldom if ever attempts to bite. They are often seen at night around ponds, streams amongst vegetation and reed beds. They are excellent climbers and often venture up in attempt to hunt down reed frogs, they will also venture into the water and capture tadpoles and small fish.