Spotted Bush Snake

Spotted Bush Snake.


Vital Statistics

Name
Spotted Bush Snake [Philothamnus semivariegatus]
Class
Reptilia
Order
Testudines
Family
Colubridae
Length_F
850 mm
Length_M
825 mm

Description

The Spotted Bush Snake is a very slender snake with a flat, distinct head and a long tail. The body is bright green to olive, usually with dark spots on the bars on the forebody, becoming grey-bronze towards the rear. The head is green or blue-green.

Distribution

The Spotted Bush Snake is found in the northern regions, extending into the Kalahari and Northern Cape, reaching Namaqualand in the west and Port Elizabeth in the east. Elsewhere it occurs through central Africa to Sudan and Guinea.

Breeding

The female lays 3 - 12 elongated eggs in midsummer.

Diet

Geckos, chameleons and tree frogs.

Field Notes

The Spotted Bush Snake does not make a great pet as it does not feed in captivity.



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