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Stripe-Bellied Sand Snake

Snakes | Namibia

Introduction: Although the stripe-bellied sand snake is fast on its belly and difficult to catch, many are caught by birds of prey. They prefer an open dry savannah, thornveld or bushveld habitat.

Distribution: Northern and western Namibia. Etosha National Park, Tsumkwe and the Kalahari Desert, Zambezi Region (formerly the Caprivi Strip), Okavango Delta and Moremi Game Reserve.

Diet: Small birds, lizards and rodents are taken on excursions into low bush.

Colouring: A grey-olive back, bright yellow belly. Dorsal stripes and head blotches.

Breeding: Females lay between 4 and 10 eggs.

Size: Max SVL male 900mm, female 885mm.

Mokuti Lodge

Large lodge situated at the Namutoni entrance gate to Etosha. Excellent facilities but expect to share these with large group tours