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The Mozambique Spitting Cobra is a shiny, light to dark brown snake with black between the scales. The belly is salmon pink to yellow with a distinct dark band as well as dark blotching on the throat region.
The Rinkhals is a grey to black snake or banded with yellow or orange. They have black bellies with 1-2 (rarely 3) white crossbars on the throat region. Their scales are keeled, giving them a rough appearance.