People at an office building on Sandown Road found this little snake coiled around their security door bars this afternoon, and called me to relocate it for them.

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.