Some Milnerton Ridge residents called me about this Karoo Whip Snake that “hitch-hiked” in their back back from Langebaan this morning. It has some slight damage on its tail so I cleaned it up and disinfected it, and will be monitoring it for a day or two.

Often found in fynbos, grassland, arid savannah, and karoo scrub, the Karoo Whip Snake is alert and quick-moving. It feeds mainly on lizards, mice, and other small rodents.

Oviparous, they lay 3-8 eggs in the summer.

Find out more about this species here.