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Cape sand snake

Psammophis leightoni

Description:

Endemic to the Western Cape.

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7 Comments

Tiz
Tiz 7 years ago

Good news :) I forgot to mention that he is very pretty! Very cool find!

Fanie
Fanie 7 years ago

It is venomous but as far as I know no bites to humans have ever been recorded.

Tiz
Tiz 7 years ago

Oh, you found the ID :) Great! Is is poisonous?

Fanie
Fanie 7 years ago

I have seen plenty of photo's with dragonflies and damselflies infested with mites. So yes it is common. I think you can upload your spotting.

Fanie
Fanie 7 years ago

Hi Tina

Always good :)). In my search for butterflies I do walk into these guys now and again. Usually they disappear quickly but today I had an opportunity to take a photo. Thanks for the missions.

Tiz
Tiz 7 years ago

Oh, and since you know dragon and damlelflies, how common is it that they have red mites? Is it worth uploading a mite spotting here you think? (found them on two different damselflies)

Tiz
Tiz 7 years ago

Hello Fanie! I hope you are good :))
Well, since you like to find butterflies and other insects, I think it is very clever to learn about the snakes that you might step on :P
I have some missions for you, http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/2273... and perhaps even http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8082...

Grat find, I am also interested in the ID :)

Fanie
Spotted by
Fanie

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Spotted on Sep 22, 2013
Submitted on Sep 22, 2013

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