Guardian Nature School Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Nature School For Teachers - Fall 2020 Launch! visit nature school

Brown Water Snake

Lycodonomorphus rufulus


this is really quiet gentle non venomous constrictor was +- 60 cm olive green dorsal scales and salmon pink ventrals,vertical pupils. Eats frogs, tadpoles, small fish and rodents Oviparous (egg-laying), lays between 6 and 23 eggs in mid summer. Likely to have an average lifespan of 10 years. one awesome snake


The distribution of this snake includes the entire western coast line and the north eastern half of South Africa and central Zimbabwe. Their preferred habitat includes rivers and vlei's in moist savanna and lowland forest. found this one in a stream in the morning

Species ID Suggestions

Sign in to suggest organism ID

No Comments

Newcastle Local Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Spotted on Mar 12, 2015
Submitted on Apr 12, 2015

Related Spottings

Brown Water Snake Brown Water Snake Brown Water Snake northern water snakes

Nearby Spottings

Golden Plusia Spotting moth Spotting
Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors