One of our Facebook Page Fans found this snake outside their house and brought it to us in a bottle to identify.

Also knows as a “Gevlekte Kousbandjie”, Spotted Harlequin Snakes average 40 cm in length and have very distinctive coloring.

They prefer fynbos, lowland forest, moist savannah, and grassland, where they can often be found in deserted terminte mounds and under rocks.

Spotted Harlequin Snakes feed on legless skinks, blind snakes, and other snakes as well as small lizards.

Oviparous, they lay 6-9 eggs in the summer.

Find out more about this species here.