A very smooth-scaled snake with a blunt head that is not distinct from the body. It has minute eyes and a very short, bluntly rounded tail. Colour varies from a pinkish grey to a plain brown. A fossorial species sometimes encountered in termitaria or above ground after rain. Little is known about the natural history of this species. It is completely harmless and is not capable of biting a human. It preys on termites and their larvae. Occouring from the savannas of Zimbabwe to the Western Cape and Namaqualand with a few isolated records from Namibia.

Source: http://academic.sun.ac.za/

A juvenile.

Nicely marked Adult.

by Tyrone Ping

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