The Link-Marked Sand Snake (Psammophis biseriatus) is a medium-sized, thin, grey sand snake from east Africa. It is mildly venomous.
The Link-Marked Sand Snake is grey-brown on the upperparts and lighter, with speckles, on the underbelly. Its face has a distince black stripe through it eye.
It likes dry savannahs and semi-desert areas. It is diurnal (active during the day). It is arboreal, which means that it lives in trees. Specifically, it likes thorny bush country areas.
The Link-Marked Sand Snake camouflages itself in the bush, and waits for its prey to come close to it. Its prey includes lizards, birds, and rodents, such as mice and rats.
Females lay eggs. The young are called snakelets.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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