Mole snake
Appearance
Body thickset with small head. Slightly hooked, pointed snout. Small eyes with round pupils. Colour light brown in desert, black in southern habitat, darkbrown elsewhere. Young spotted.
It lives in mole burrows and is often found above ground.
Behaviour
Powerful constrictor. Hunts rodents and moles underground. Up to 95 young born in late summer.
Habitat
Throughout southern Africa.

Names
(en) Mole snake
(sc) Pseudaspis cana
(nl)
(af) Swartslang