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Reticulated centipede-eater

Aparallactus lunulatus lunulatus


A medium/small (30 - 40 cm) sized snake with a brown head, black and pale brown scales, with about 6 darker spots along the top behind the head. This is the second record of this species from Swaziland, the first being a visual record, also in Mlawula Nature Reserve, in the Siphiso Valley. This is also the southern-most known locality for this species.




Observed at the Environmental Education Centre, Mlawula Nature Reserve.

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KateBraun 6 years ago

Thanks! Bo

awesome spotting! nice photos!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 6 years ago

You're welcome Kate.

pamsai 6 years ago

Yes, lovely pictures Kate. Exciting to find it right outside our door!

KateBraun 6 years ago

Thanks, Scott. My size estimate was very rough, I was focussed more on getting the photos!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 6 years ago

When you say "medium sized" that probably preludes the species I've suggested which would be described as small, but it does occur in the reserve and does look quite similar to found in the suggestion reference.

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Sifundza seLubombo, Swaziland

Spotted on Apr 19, 2014
Submitted on Apr 27, 2014

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