- Cape Wolf Snake [Lycophidion capense]
- A number of sub-species exist across the range
- 558 mm
- 440 mm
The Cape Wolf Snake is a small snake that grows larger in the southern part of its range. It has a flattened head. Colouration is usually uniform dark brown to black, sometimes with each scale white-tipped and a white- or black-speckled belly.
The Cape Wolf Snake is found throughout most of the subcontinent, except the Namib Desert and most of the Cape. There are isolated records from the Southern Cape and the Southern Namib Desert and elsewhere, through Eastern Africa to Egypt.
The female lays 3 - 9 eggs in early summer; they may hatch in only 51 days. Hatchlings measure about 120 mm.
Skinks and Lizards are commonly eaten and are bitten and constricted.
The Cape Wolf Snake is non-venomous.