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Featured Snakes

Berg adder curled up on gravel

Berg Adder

An elusive dwarf adder not often seen.

Closeup of a male boomslang on a tree branch

Boomslang

A shy snake with impressive climbing ability.

Closeup of a Cape cobra spreading a small hood

Cape Cobra

A powerful snake known to spread a hood.

 

Mole snake closeup with tongue out

Mole Snake

A large and muscular non-venomous snake.

Puff adder closeup in defensive pose with tongue out

Puff Adder

One of the world’s top ambush predators. 

Closeup of a rinkhals snake with tongue out

Rinkhals

A rare cobra-like snake that can spray venom.

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You get home from work one day and you find big black shiny snake in your lounge. It's huge, almost as long as a door! What's the first thing that comes to your mind? Kill it, scream, run? These common reactions share the same root - fear. The Cape cobra (venomous)...

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