On our way back from a hike in the West Coast National Park, I received a call from the local police station that someone had dropped off a bottle with a snake in it, so Johann Roux (Tygerberg Snake Rescue) and I collected it for relocation.

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.