Snake list

List of snakes occurring in the reserve

Updated January 2011

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 Common NameScientific name
1 Lesser worm snake Leptotphlops conjunctus incognitus
2 Giant blind snake Typhlops s. schelgellii
3 Southern african python Python sebae natalensis
4 Brown house snake Lamprophis fuliginosus
5 Variegated wolf snake Lycophidion variegatum
6 Mole snake Pseudaspis cana
7 Cape file snake Mehelya c. capensis
8 Black file snake Mehelya nyassae
9 Rufous beaked snake Rhamphiobis oxyrhynehus
10 Stripe-bellied sand snake Psammophis s. subtaeniatus
11 Olive grass snake Psammophis phillipsii
12 Bibron's burrowing asp Atractaspis bibronii
13 Purple-glossed snake Amblyodipsas polylepsis
14 Cape centipede-eater Aparallactus capensis
15 Spotted bush snake Philothamus s. semivariegatus
16 Common egg eater Dasypeltis scabra
17 Red-lipped or Herald snake Crotaphopeltis hotamboeia
18 Tiger snake Telescopus s. semiannulatus
19 Boomslang Dispholidus t. typus
20 Vine snake Thelotornis c. capensis
21 Lowveld shield-nosed snake Aspidelaps scutatus intermedius
22 Sundevall's garter snake Elapsoidea sundevallii media
23 Snouted cobra Naja annulifera
24 Mozambique spitting cobra Naja mossambica
25 Black mamba Dendroaspis polylepis
26 Common night adder Causus rhombeatus
27 Puff adder Bitis a. arietans
28 Eastern bark snake - Mopani snake Hemirhaggerhis nototaenia
29 Marbled tree snake Dipsadoboa aulica
30 Schlegel's beaked blind snake Rhinotyphlops schlegelii

The original list was compiled by Dr. Niels Jacobsen on personal sightings on Vienna Game farm and subsequently added to by shareholder sightings.

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