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Brown House Snake

Lamprophis fuliginosus


Almost stepped on this when I went out on the porch to see if there were any moth activity outside. It was about 35 cm long and a juvenile. Quite a surprise when you're not expecting it. Only the second snake I've seen on my property in the 6 years I've been here.

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Megan Gilbert
Megan Gilbert 9 years ago

wonderful photo, i love it

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 9 years ago


Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 10 years ago

That is very interesting, Johan. This is a non-venomous snake, but it carries all the distinctive markings of Brazilian venomous snakes: triangular head, vertical pupil and the tail that suddenly narrows near the end. No one of the Brazilian colubrids is like that.

Johan Heyns
Spotted by
Johan Heyns

Lesedi Local Municipality, Gauteng, South Africa

Spotted on Oct 18, 2012
Submitted on Oct 18, 2012

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