Beetz's tiger snake
Snakes | Namibia
Introduction:Tiger snakes are called cat snakes in other parts of the world because of their large eyes and vertical pupils. They prefer a habitat of dry, rocky regions or open savannah. Their diet consists of birds,lizards and if they can catch them, the occasional bat. There are 2 species of tiger snakes found in Namibia. Beetz's tiger snake is a slender but rare species that live in rocky outcrops, sheltering from the hot sunshine in rock cracks, emerging at night to feed. They are often found dead on roads.
Colouring: A sandy-buff coloured body has irregular dark blotches on the back with a pinkish tail.
Breeding: Females lay between 3 and 5 elongated eggs in December. They take at least 7 months to hatch.
Size: Max SVL male 435mm, female 590mm.
Fairly basic accommodation at the famous hot-springs near the southern end of the Fish River Canyon
Probably the most popular lodge in the area. Friendly staff, interesting rooms and an emphasis on growing all local produce make for a wonderful stay
The smaller sibling to the Canon Lodge & Village, this fun establishment boasts loads of character
Supposedly laid out like an African village - this tends to be second choice to the Lodge but still offers good value
On the opposite edge of the canyon to all the other lodges, Fish River Lodge offers a unique perspective, excellent service and stunning views
Campsite close to the main viewpoint over the Fish River Canyon