I was called out to remove a small unidentified snake from Camps Bay today, which turned out to be a young Olive House Snake.

CORRECTION: I incorrectly identified this snake as a “Common Brown Water Snake (Lycodonomorphus rufulus) in the video.

Olive House Snakes prefer moist habitats and can often be found in rubble and debris near human dwellings.

They feed on lizards, rodents, and other snakes.

Oviparous, Olive House Snakes lay 5 – 15 eggs in the summer.

Find out more about this species here.