Most of my snake captures happen in the Table View / Melkbosstrand area, but earlier today someone called me from Brackenfell and there weren’t any nearer snake catchers available, so I went through and captured this Mole Snake for them.

There was a nice big crowd gathered by the time I arrived, so I was able to also do a little education about snakes and snake safety in general.

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.