Shield Nosed Snake
Snakes | Namibia
Introduction: Shield-nose snakes (Aspidelaps scutatus) burrow in sandy soil using the nose as a digger. They prefer a savannah and sandveld habitat. This species sham death and their bite may give slurred speech and painful paralysis for a couple of days.
Diet: Shield-nose snakes feed at night on small mammals, frogs, lizards and at times, other snakes.
Colouring: A pale grey-brown back, dark blotches and a white belly.
Breeding: Females lay between 4 to 10 eggs.
Size: Max SVL male 630mm, female 640mm.
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A tranquil garden & African decor give this country hotel laid back, relaxed feeling. Situated on the outskirts of the town of Okahandja
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