Snakes of SA

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There are more than 170 species & subspecies of snakes in Southern Africa – here we’ve collected some of the best snake photos & videos on Instagram, reposted with permission.

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Brown House Snake (Boaedon capensis), harmless.⁠
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📸 @amypanikowski
Puff Adder (Bitis arietans), dangerously venomous.⁠
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📸 @africansnakebiteinstitute
Cape Cobra (Naja nivea), dangerously venomous.⁠
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📸 @groenkloof_vet
East African Shovel-Snout (Prosymna stuhlmanni), harmless.⁠
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📸 @kurtvanwyk
Juvenile Mole Snake (Pseudaspis cana), not venomous but adults can inflict a painful bite.⁠
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📸 @luke_veldhuizen
Black Spitting Cobra (Naja nigricincta woodi).⁠
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📸️ @svijetzmija
Namaqua Dwarf Adder (Bitis schneideri), venomous.⁠
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📸 @presley_weiss
Boomslang (Dispholidus typus), dangerously venomous.⁠
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📸 @anciad13
A drawing of an East African Gaboon Viper (Bitis gabonica).⁠
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📸️ @austrismazurs
Cape Cobra (Naja nivea), dangerously venomous.⁠
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📸 @living_zoology
Cape Cobra (Naja nivea), dangerously venomous.⁠
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📸 @africansnakebiteinstitute
Herald Snake (Crotaphopeltis hotamboeia), mildly venomous but harmless to humans.⁠
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📸 @just.jess013
Sketch of a Black Spitting Cobra (Naja nigricincta woodi), dangerously venomous.⁠
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📸 @zee.muller
Common Slug-eater (Duberria lutrix) from Montagu, Western Cape. Harmless.⁠
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📸️ @gerrieheyns
Snouted Cobra (Nana annulifera), dangerously venomous.⁠
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📸️ @chandre_v001
Zambezi Garter Snake (Elapsoidea boulengeri), venomous.⁠
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📸 @kurtvanwyk
Herald Snake (Crotaphopeltis hotamboeia), mildly venomous but harmless to humans.⁠
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📸 @snakesforafrica
Karoo Sand Snake (Psammophis notostictus), mildly venomous but harmless to humans.⁠
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📸 @that_wildlife_girl_maddie
Karoo Sand Snake (Psammophis notostictus).⁠
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📸 @_reptile_keeper_101
Gaboon Viper (Bitis gabonica), dangerously venomous.⁠
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📸️ @davidsfeed
Eastern Bark Snake (Hemirhagerrhis nototaenia) found in a riverine woodland habitat. These are masters of camouflage and very easily overlooked.⁠
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📸️ @scbc_limpopo
Spotted Skaapsteker (Psammophylax rhombeatus), mildly venomous but harmless to humans.⁠
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📸 @timponton
Black Mamba (Dendroaspis polylepis), dangerously venomous.⁠
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📸 @sake_v_wyk_photography
Spotted Harlequin Snake (Homoroselaps lacteus), venomous.⁠
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📸 @lindsaymandy.za
Puff Adder (Bitis arietans), dangerously venomous.⁠
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📸 @jmsnakes
Rhombic Egg-Eater (Dasypeltis scabra), harmless.⁠
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📸 @snakerescue
Vine Snake (Thelotornis capensis)⁠
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📸️ @svijetzmija
Horned Adder (Bitis caudalis) from southern Namibia. Dangerously venomous.⁠
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📸️ @herpingnamibia
Rhombic Egg-Eater (Dasypeltis scabra), harmless.⁠
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📸️ @jody_barends
Tiger Snake (Telescopus beetzii), mildly venomous but harmless to humans.⁠
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📸 @lukela_adventures
Herald Snake (Crotaphopeltis hotamboeia), mildly venomous but harmless to humans.⁠
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📸 @nextgenherpetologist
Namib Sand Snake (Psammophis namibensis), mildly venomous but harmless to humans.⁠
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📸 @rvh_nature
Rhombic Egg-Eater (Dasypeltis scabra), harmless.⁠
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📸 @wayne_lurner
Forest Cobra (Naja subfulva), dangerously venomous.⁠
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📸️ @sterrinswildworld / @cjs_reptiles
Herald Snake (Crotaphopeltis hotamboeia), mildly venomous but harmless to humans.⁠
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📸 @snakerescue
Black Mamba (Dendroaspis polylepis), dangerously venomous.⁠
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📸️ @nickevanskzn
Black Mamba (Dendroaspis polylepis), dangerously venomous.⁠
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📸 @nickevanskzn
Eastern Tiger Snake (Telescopus semiannulatus), mildly venomous but harmless to humans.⁠
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📸 @sake_v_wyk_photography
Cape Cobra (Naja nivea), dangerously venomous.⁠
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📸 @kurtvanwyk
Black Mamba (Dendroaspis polylepis), dangerously venomous.⁠
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📸 @nickevanskzn
Puff Adder (Bitis arietans), dangerously venomous.⁠
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📸 @regamey_wildlife_photographer
Cape File Snake (Limaformosa capensis), harmless.⁠
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📸️ @jmsnakes
Sundevall's Shovel-snout (Prosymna sundevallii).⁠
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📸️ @simbasaurus_on_adventures
Black Mamba (Dendroaspis polylepis), dangerously venomous.⁠
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📸 @regamey_wildlife_photographer
Albino Aurora House Snake (Lamprophis aurora), harmless.⁠
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📸 @africansnakebiteinstitute
Herald Snake (Crotaphopeltis hotamboeia), mildly venomous but harmless to humans.⁠
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📸 @snakerescue
Beetz’s Tiger Snake (Telescopus beetzii) from the Northern Cape. Mildly venomous.⁠
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📸 @snakerescue
Bale Mountain Adder (Bitis harenna) from Ethiopia, dangerously venomous.⁠
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📸️ @serpentfromnorth

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