Fisk’s House Snake – Lamprophis fiskii
Averaging only 25-30cm and may reach 40cm
The dorsal is either a bright yellow or orangey with dark purple/brownish blocthes. The flanks are highly mottled with each scale having dark edging.
Fossorial snake which is found in dry arid regions of Namaqualand and the Karoo.
A seldom seen secretive snake with patchy distribution across the arid sparsely populated 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. They’re known to feed on geckos and lizards.
Fisk’s House Snake. From West Coast, Northern Cape.