I love starting my mornings like this – I received a call at about 07:00 about a huge snake near someone’s office in Montague Gardens.

They kept an eye on the snake for me while I was on my way, and after I arrival it was an easy capture.

This Mole Snake was huge – based on the size of the head it’s easily one of the largest I’ve captured so far, and it looked like it recently had a nice big meal as well.

Mole Snakes are found in a variety of habitats – even mountainous regions and deserts – but they’re particularly common in sandy scrub-covered and grassveld regions.

They spend most of their time underground, pushing their way through soft sand in search of moles and other rodents.

Juvenile (young) mole snakes have a variety of patterns and colors that they lose completely once they reach adulthood.

Viviparous, Mole Snakes give live birth to anywhere between 25-50 babies in late summer.

Find out more about this species here.