A neighborhood watch member in Melkbosstrand saw this big Mole Snake entering a resident’s garden, then called me to remove it.
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.