The Black Mamba (Dendroaspis polylepis) is an ambush predator and the longest species of venomous snake found in Africa. Black mamba is diurnal and its venom is extremely toxic, hence regarded as the dangerously deadliest and feared snake of South Africa.
The puff adder (Bitis arietans) is considered to be Africa's deadliest snake because it is responsible for the most human fatalities. This is due to a variety of factors, including the snake's wide distribution, its prevalence in populated areas and its relatively aggressive nature.
Gaboon Viper (Bitis gabonica) is the largest viper species found in Africa, mostly at the northeast KwaZulu Natal Province in South Africa. The nocturnal viper can produce the largest quantities of venom and has the longest fangs of any other venomous snakes in the world.
The snouted cobra (Naja annulifera), also called the banded Egyptian cobra, is a highly venomous species of cobra found in Southern Africa.
Cape Cobra (Naja nivea) is the highly venomous species of cobra, found in South Africa throughout the Western Cape and Eastern Cape. The Cape cobras vary widely in coloration, from golden brown to orange, yellow and even black.
The eastern green mamba (Dendroaspis angusticeps) is a venomous snake related to the highly dangerous black mamba. It is found predominantly in the coastal forests of Southern and East Africa, and spends most of its life in the trees.
Mozambique Spitting Cobra (Naja mossambica) is active on overcast days, but more active at night, often ending up in houses where people are bitten while asleep. This snake accounts for the majority of serious snakebite cases in Southern Africa but fatalities are rare. It also ejects it venom and ...
Western hognose snake (Heterodon nasicus) are not constrictors; rather, they are rear-fanged and possess mild venom. Their venom is not known to be toxic to humans, and in fact hognose snakes have mild dispositions and rarely, if ever, offer to bite their captors.
Albino Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis) are very fast hunters and excellent swimmers, which helps them to catch frogs, small fish, tadpoles, small birds, rodents and earthworms. Their saliva is slightly toxic, but their bite is harmless to humans.
Reticulated python (Python reticulatus) is a species of Pythonidae. They are the world's longest and heaviest snakes and reptiles.
Red-tailed boa (Boa constrictor) are non-venomous. They constrict their prey to kill it. Although boa constrictors are commonly thought of as being one of the largest snakes, they are actually a modest size snake.
Ball Pythons (Python regius) are a non-venomous constrictor species. The oldest recorded Ball Python reached 48 years of age in captivity. Ball Pythons are also called Royal Pythons because it is believed that Cleopatra used to keep them coiled around her wrists.
Burmese python (Python bivittatus). Pythons are considered a primitive snake differing from many other species by having two functioning lungs and vestigial, or left over, hind limbs. These vestigial limbs look like spurs on either side of the cloaca.
California Kingsnake (Lampropeltis getula californiae). The Kingsnake received its name because it often eats other snakes. It is famous for eating Rattlesnakes. When a hungry Kingsnake finds a Rattlesnake, it will bite the Rattlesnake behind the head and coil itself around the body.
Sinaloan Milk Snake (Lampropeltis triangulum sinaloae) are one of the most popular species of milk snake kept by many keepers. Their popularity is mainly due to their placid nature, they can easily be handled and grow tame, recognising their owner after a period of time. They are a non-venomous.
Corn snakes (Pantherophis guttatus) are not venomous. People appreciate corn snakes because they keep the number of rodents under control. Corn snakes prevent spreading of diseases and damaging of crops that are usually associated with large populations of rodents. Unfortunately, people often kill...
The king ratsnake (Elaphe carinata) is a large snake. The other common names "stink snake" or "stinking goddess" refer to this species' highly developed post-anal glands which, when the snake is picked up, are frequently emptied, with a very strong, bad odour.
Snakes make up a significant proportion of the middle-order predators that keep our natural ecosystems working. Without them the numbers of prey species would increase to unnatural levels and the predators that eat snakes struggle to find food.
The feeding habits of snakes act as a natural form of pest control.
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