Brown House Snake

Brown House Snake.


Vital Statistics

Name
Brown House Snake [Lamprophis capensis]
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Colubridae
Subspecies
The African House Snakes have been classified into 7 separate species across the continent
Length_F
783 mm
Length_M
656 mm

Description

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.

Distribution

The Brown House Snake is found throughout southern Africa with other African House Snakes now classified as separate species across the continent.

Breeding

Up to 16 eggs are laid in summer, and these take 60 - 90 days to develop. Hatchlings measure 190 - 260 mm.



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