Lycodonomorphus inornatus – Olive Snake.

Size:
Averaging 60-70cm and may reach 130cm.

Colour:
Typically uniform olive green, olive grey, olive brown or a pale greenish yellow. Juveniles can also be dark black.

Habitat:
Favouring damper moist habitats, fynbos forests and leaf litter but also found in montane and grassland environments.

Field Notes:
Previously called the Olive House snake but since the genus changes are now grouped with Lycodonomorphus. These large robust  nocturnal snakes with a varied diet ranging from frogs, geckos, lizards small mammals, birds and even other snakes they’ve been known to be highly cannibalistic. In certain a regions in the Western and Eastern cape they can be quite common often more so than the abundant Brown House Snake in most instances.

Lycodonomorphus inornatus

Olive Snake. From Meadowridge Common, Western Cape.

Lycodonomorphus inornatus

Olive Snake. From Meadowridge Common, Western Cape.

Lycodonomorphus inornatus

Olive Snake. From Grahamstown, Eastern Cape.

Lycodonomorphus inornatus

Olive Snake. From Grahamstown, Eastern Cape.

Lycodonomorphus inornatus

Olive Snake. From Tongaat, Kwa-Zulu Natal.

Lycodonomorphus inornatus

Olive Snake. From Tongaat, Kwa-Zulu Natal.

Lycodonomorphus inornatus

Olive Snake. From Tokai Forest, Western Cape.

Lycodonomorphus inornatus

Olive Snake. From Tokai Forest, Western Cape.

Lycodonomorphus inornatus

Olive Snake. From Midmar Dam, Kwa-Zulu Natal.

Lycodonomorphus inornatus

Olive Snake. From Midmar Dam, Kwa-Zulu Natal.

Lycodonomorphus inornatus

Olive Snake. From Tokai Forest, Western Cape.

Lycodonomorphus inornatus

Olive Snake. From Tokai Forest, Western Cape.

Lycodonomorphus inornatus

Olive Snake. From Midmar Dam, Kwa-Zulu Natal.

Lycodonomorphus inornatus

Olive Snake. From Midmar Dam, Kwa-Zulu Natal.

Lycodonomorphus inornatus

Olive Snake. From Golden Gate National Park, Free State.

Lycodonomorphus inornatus

Olive Snake. From Golden Gate National Park, Free State.

Lycodonomorphus inornatus

Olive Snake. From Midmar Dam, Kwa-Zulu Natal.

Lycodonomorphus inornatus

Olive Snake. From Midmar Dam, Kwa-Zulu Natal.

Lycodonomorphus inornatus

Olive Snake. From Midmar Dam, Kwa-Zulu Natal.

Lycodonomorphus inornatus

Olive Snake. From Midmar Dam, Kwa-Zulu Natal.

Lycodonomorphus inornatus

Olive Snake. From Midmar Dam, Kwa-Zulu Natal.

Lycodonomorphus inornatus

Olive Snake. From Midmar Dam, Kwa-Zulu Natal.

Lycodonomorphus inornatus

Olive Snake. From Gonubie, Eastern Cape.

Lycodonomorphus inornatus

Olive Snake. From Gonubie, Eastern Cape.

Lycodonomorphus inornatus

Olive Snake. From Midmar Dam, Kwa-Zulu Natal.

Lycodonomorphus inornatus

Olive Snake. From Midmar Dam, Kwa-Zulu Natal.

Lycodonomorphus inornatus

Olive Snake. From Howick, Kwa-Zulu Natal.

Lycodonomorphus inornatus

Olive Snake. From Howick, Kwa-Zulu Natal.

Lycodonomorphus inornatus

Olive Snake. From Cato Ridge, Kwa-Zulu Natal.

Lycodonomorphus inornatus

Olive Snake. From Umhlanga, Kwa-Zulu Natal.

Lycodonomorphus inornatus

Olive Snake. From Saasveld, Western Cape.

Lycodonomorphus inornatus

Olive Snake. From Saasveld, Western Cape.