Common Purple Glossed Snake
Snakes | Namibia
Introduction: Common purple-glossed snakes (Amblyodipsas polyepsis) is a stocky snake with smooth scales. This species prefer a savannah habitat, entering dry forest. They are a docile species which rarely bites.
Distribution: Zambezi Region (formerly the Caprivi Strip) through to Victoria Falls extending into the Panhandle of the Okavango Delta.
Diet: Burrowing reptiles including skinks, blind and worm snakes. They will sneak up on sleeping lizards in their burrows at night.
Colouring: The back and belly are glossy dark brown to black with a purple sheen, hence the name.
Breeding: Females may lay 2 eggs.
Size: Max SVL male 495mm, female 1m.
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