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Common Slug Eater

Duberria lutrix


Brown back, gray sides, and bright white belly.


A nocturnal species, of course we found it during the middle of the day. It was crawling across a large rock right next to the road at about 2pm. High elevation grassland, we were at one of the rocky areas flipping rocks for herps, and this guy wasn't even under a rock.

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Emiko Siddesh Rain
Emiko Siddesh Rain 10 years ago

looks like a metal snake wow

dotun55 10 years ago

Looks so unreal... mechanical

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 10 years ago

Amazing!, it looks like a silver handicraft

A Beauty, love the colors and shape so squareish... thank you for the last picture, AshleyT, I thought it was a huge snake. It is a small beauty!!

sarah in the woods
sarah in the woods 10 years ago

Amazing- so shiny and metallic! Beautiful capture, Ashley.

AshleyT 10 years ago

Thanks Tom, Antonio, Emily, Mark, Sunny, Shanna, Lanzz, Stephen, and Bill! I never realized this guy looked like metal or that he was so weird shaped, but I see it now! Glad y'all like him :)

beaker98 10 years ago

Love this! It almost,looks as if he's made of carbon fiber in the first two pics. Very cool.

StephenSolomons 10 years ago

I would have mistaken this one for a legless lizard, what a beauty!

Lanzz 10 years ago

Beautiful snake. Its look like metal statue...

ShannaB 10 years ago

A very handsome snake!

sunnyjosef 10 years ago

Wow!!! First time I am seeing a squarish snake!!!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 10 years ago

Fantastic creature.

EmilyMarino 10 years ago

Wow, what a little beauty! He looks like metal! So pretty!

Beautiful capture Ashley ,at first the collour parterns confused me,it seems a geometric body,only in a second look we se the round body,very cool,congrats and thanks for sharing

Tom15 10 years ago

This is a great beginning to your herp show Ashley!

LuisStevens 10 years ago

Great news Ashley!

AshleyT 10 years ago

Thanks Luis! I'm really just getting started, especially with all the herps :) Several hundred more spottings to come!

LuisStevens 10 years ago

Great find Ashley! Thanks for sharing all these beautiful spottings from your trip.

Spotted by

Phumelela Local Municipality, Free State, South Africa

Spotted on Jan 3, 2014
Submitted on Jan 18, 2014

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