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Snakes of South Africa

Snakes of South Africa

Help document the beautiful diversity of snakes from all over South Africa. In South Africa there are 169 species of snakes of which only 14 are considered life threatening. Snakes are found almost everywhere! Mountains, deserts, in the sea, rivers, lakes, even in the Arctic. Good snake searching! Sign in to join mission

Snakes of South Africa
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Share your photos of snakes from all over South Africa. Add descriptive notes about where you made your discovery and behavior notes.

Snakes of South Africa

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Bibron's Blind Snake Storm Adventures 4 1 Bibron's Blind Snake
Green Water Snake AnthonyJones 2 1 Green Water Snake
Rhombic Night Adder Bo Gilbert 1 2 Rhombic Night Adder
Common Slug Eater AshleyT 24 18 Common Slug Eater
Common Egg Eater AshleyT 4 1 Common Egg Eater
Puff Adder AshleyT 11 4 Puff Adder
Spotted House Snake AshleyT 12 8 Spotted House Snake
Natal Green Snake AshleyT 24 11 Natal Green Snake
Herald Snake AshleyT 6 2 Herald Snake
Bibron's Blind Snake AshleyT 6 2 Bibron's Blind Snake
Blind Snake AshleyT 5 3 Blind Snake
Peter's Thread Snake AshleyT 3 4 Peter's Thread Snake
Puff Adder Jared Hersch 6 2 Puff Adder
Cape sand snake Fanie 2 7 Cape sand snake
Spotted skaapsteker (young of the year) KarenL 10 17 Spotted skaapsteker (young of the year)
Spotted bush snake StaceyHuman 10 12 Spotted bush snake
Mole Snake CathyWithers-Clarke 6 2 Mole Snake
Black-headed centipede-eater Bo Gilbert 1 2 Black-headed centipede-eater
Peter's thread snake Bo Gilbert 2 0 Peter's thread snake
Puff Adder / Lebolobolo C.Sydes 4 4 Puff Adder / Lebolobolo
Western Natal Green Snake Jared Hersch 4 3 Western Natal Green Snake
Puff Adder Tiz 4 4 Puff Adder
Black-headed centipede-eater Bo Gilbert 1 0 Black-headed centipede-eater
Herald Snake / Rooilipslang MarleneBriel 1 5 Herald Snake / Rooilipslang
African Rock Python AlthaSwiegersLiebenberg 1 3 African Rock Python
Shield-nose Snake C.Sydes 3 2 Shield-nose Snake
Rock Python / Southern African Python C.Sydes 1 0 Rock Python / Southern African Python
Herald Snake Goddefroy 1 1 Herald Snake
Rhombic Skaapsteker AnthonyJones 5 5 Rhombic Skaapsteker
Olive House Snake Kei Heyns 1 0 Olive House Snake
African Python Noah Citizen 1 4 African Python
Green Water Snake AnthonyJones 1 7 Green Water Snake
Green Water Snake Ashley.tubbs 5 4 Green Water Snake
Brown House Snake JohanHeyns 9 4 Brown House Snake
African Rock Python Kevin Kavi 1 1 African Rock Python
Herald or Red-lipped snake C.Sydes 5 4 Herald or Red-lipped snake
Rock Python Wendy Clapham 2 0 Rock Python
Red-Lipped Herald Kei Heyns 7 3 Red-Lipped Herald
Southern Burrowing Asp GeoffreyPalmer 3 0 Southern Burrowing Asp
Rhombic Night Adder Kei Heyns 2 2 Rhombic Night Adder
Snouted Cobra emily.elf 4 2 Snouted Cobra
Zebra Spitting Cobra GeoffreyPalmer 34 33 Zebra Spitting Cobra
Philothamnus GeoffreyPalmer 6 5 Philothamnus
Short-snouted Whip Snake GeoffreyPalmer 4 5 Short-snouted Whip Snake
Schlegel's Blind Snake GeoffreyPalmer 0 1 Schlegel's Blind Snake
Common Brown Water Snake Kei Heyns 3 7 Common Brown Water Snake
Brown House Snake Kei Heyns 7 4 Brown House Snake
Puff Adder GeoffreyPalmer 3 1 Puff Adder
Puff adder NielBuys 6 4 Puff adder
Common Slug-Eater dungeonmasterShu 10 6 Common Slug-Eater

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