Brown House Snake

The Brown House Snake (Lamprophis fuliginosus) is a medium-sized non-venomous snake found in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The colour of the Brown House Snake varies, and can be spotted, striped, or solid colour.

It can grow to 120 centimetres (47 inches) long.

Brown House Snake

Brown House Snake

They are called House Snakes because they are often found in or near human dwellings, feeding on rodents (rats and mice) and small lizards. However, they are generally found in scrubland, woodland, savannah, and mountain regions.

Female Brown House Snakes lay 8-12 eggs that hatch after around two months of incubation. Hatchlings, called snakelets, are about 20 centimetres (8 inches) long.

 

 

Brown House Snake

Brown House Snake

Brown House Snake

Brown House Snake

 

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

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