South western Shovel-Snout
Snakes | Namibia
Introduction: South-western shovel-snouts (Prosymna frontalis) are small, slender snakes with an angular snout. They have smooth scales and the eyes have vertical pupils. They have a long tail and prefer a habitat of rock areas in arid regions.
Diet: Reptile eggs.
Colouring: The upper body is light brown to chestnut with a broad, dark brown, almost black collar. The belly is white.
Breeding: Females lay 4 elongated eggs.
Size: Max SVL male 290mm, female 380mm.
Wonderfully situated remote lodge - directly on the beach near the Cape Cross seal colony
An upmarket lodge on the Skeleton Coast - only visit-able as part of a fly in safari.
Accommodation in the Skeleton Coast, really catering for fisherman but hardened visitors who absolutely have to spend a few nights inside the Skeleton Coast Park may choose to stay here
A campsite in the Skeleton Coast Park, popular with fisherman during the summer holidays