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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Spotted Bush Snake (Philothamnus emivariegatus)

Family Colubridae
A harmless snake which grows to be about two and a half feet in lenght.
They eat mice and large insects and are good to have around the home.
Distinquished by the spots which are from the head to about 2/3 down towards the tail and the gold ring around the pupil of the eye.


Rhodesia said...

It is a pretty snake. I could do with one of those here. We are hearing the pitter patter of tiny feet in our roof and it is impossible to get to them. I tried a couple of traps near where I think they go in and out, but after trapping a sparrow I gave that idea up! Have a good day Diane

Gaelyn said...

That's a beauty.