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Eastern Stripe bellied sand snake

Psammophis orientalis


Dark brown snake with with quite light cream underbelly. A light tan stripe down the side also. Large eyes, snout is a little pointed. Head not much wider than the body. Some vague striping across the back.


Seen in leaf litter in dense scrub on coral island.


I think it might be some kind of vine snake.. ? Gorgeous thing, I had forgotten about this spotting... Mbudya island is called also Snake island, but after many visits this is the first one I have seen. ... and just lucky, just a slight rustle in the leaves before she slipped away. Thanks Ashley for the ID, i knew you would know what it was. :)

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Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Spotted on Feb 3, 2011
Submitted on Oct 11, 2015

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