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Western Yellow-bellied Sand Snake

Western Yellow-bellied Sand Snake

Name

Western Yellow-bellied Sand Snake [Psammophis subtaenitus]

Appearance

It is a long thin snake with rounded pupils and a pointed head. It usually have stripes from the neck to the tail. It gets its name from the bright yellow color on its belly. It can be between 70 cm and 1 meters.

Diet

The snake feeds on birds, snakes, frogs, rodents and lizards.

Distribution

The Western Yellow-bellied Sand Snake can be found in the Limpopo and North West provinces and in the surrounding areas. It favours savanna biomes.

Breeding

Western Yellow-bellied Sand Snake lays a cluster with about 4-10 eggs.

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