- Brown House Snake [Lamprophis capensis]
- The African House Snakes have been classified into 7 separate species across the continent
- 783 mm
- 656 mm
A large house snake with an obvious head and small body scales. It is uniform red-brown in colour. Large, old snakes are darker, almost black. There are 2 pale yellow streaks on the side of the head.
The Brown House Snake is found throughout southern Africa with other African House Snakes now classified as separate species across the continent.
Up to 16 eggs are laid in summer, and these take 60 - 90 days to develop. Hatchlings measure 190 - 260 mm.