East African Common Hippopotamus . African Leopard Fritillary Butterfly . A short video we made for you on one of South Africa's most beautiful species, the Eastern Tiger Snake (Telescopus semiannulatus semiannulatus). Eastern Stripe-Bellied Sand Snake . This snake is quite common in certain areas and often killed at night on the roads. Blue-and-Yellow Macaw . When cornered it performs like the Herald Snake, coiling up with its head drawn back and will strike with an open mouth, biting readily. In my 30s, I was turkey hunting and a rattle snake went by me about a foot away, and my heart skipped a beat or two. African Grass Owl . Of the 172-odd species and subspecies that occur in Southern Africa, there are a few groups that seem to confuse people frequently. A small, slow moving snake that hunts at night. Black mambas are the fastest of all indigenous African snakes, and often strike more than once. We hope … Map indicating the distribution of the Eastern Tiger Snake in Southern Africa.

It is the second longest venomous snake species in the world and is the fastest moving land snake, capable of moving at 4.32 to … LOL!!!! The African Tiger Snake has pale orange or salmon pink scales with 24-48 black or dark brown bars on its back and tail. Yak . I'm not afraid of snakes, and I actually like them, and had them as pets. Kirk’s Dik-Dik .

There are several reasons for this, including its aggressive nature when cornered and its large size. Bat-Eared Fox . It has a narrow body, long tail, and a distinct head with large orange eyes that have vertical pupils.

A 12-year-old, captive-bred, male, 51.7 cm long (snout to tail-tip) African tiger snake, (Telescopus semiannulatus), housed in a zoological collection was found dead after a 10-month history of spinal disease. Not only is the snake huge, it’s also jet-black.

African Mocker Swallowtail Butterfly . Epaulette Shark . Snake identification can be a tricky task for beginners and even for snake enthusiasts or experts. At necropsy examination, the snake had minimal coelomic adipose stores. Common Zebra . Its prey is mainly birds but it will also take bats, chameleons and geckos. In my 30s, I was turkey hunting and a rattle snake went by me about a foot away, and my heart skipped a beat or two. Telescopus semiannulatus semiannulatus also know as the Eastern Tiger Snake. Redeye Labeo . Big Bellied Seahorse . Its underbelly is pale yellow or orange.

The African Black mamba (Dendroaspis polylepis) is a large and highly venomous snake species native to much of Sub-Saharan Africa. Beetz’s Tiger Snake feeds on lizards and geckos.

A slow-moving nocturnal snake that hunts for lizards, especially geckos, nestling birds, bats and small rodents. Red-Whiskered Bulbul . In addition to biting, both of these snakes spray their venom up to a distance of three metres and do so in self-defense to temporarily blind their attacker and allow the snake to escape. It is an excellent climber and spends its days hiding under the bark of trees or under rocks.

Zoologist, Dr. Mitch Ladyman catches one of the biggest tiger snakes he has ever seen. Its prey is mainly birds but it will also take bats, chameleons and geckos. Blackbuck . There are two local species, one orange with black bands across the back (on the North coast of Kenya these fade as the snake gets older), the head is very distinct from the neck. Oryx . Little Penguin . The common spitting snakes in South Africa are the Mozambique Spitting Cobra (M’Fezi) and the Rinkhals. A small, slow moving snake that hunts at night. It is the largest of the continent's venomous snake species, with an average length of approximately 8.2 feet. Deadly Tiger Snake. It’s venom is mild and has little effect on humans with mild swelling. Cow .