I relocated this juvenile Spotted Skaapsteker from a house in Flamingo Vlei, Table View earlier today.
Spotted Skaapstekers average 45 – 85cm in length and can be found inhabiting fynbos, grassland, and moist savannah throughout most of South Africa. They’re mildly venomous, but pose no danger to humans.
Diurnal (active during the day), they actively hunt rodents, lizards, birds, frogs, and other snakes.
Oviparous, Spotted Skaapstekers lay 8-30 eggs in the summer.