Includes first aid information, snake identification features, snake removals information, free information posters, and more.
PLEASE NOTE: This is an ONLINE course on Southern African snakes, that you complete via the Internet, and results in a digital certificate. To see our list of upcoming in-person courses, please go here.
Once you have signed up, you have lifetime access to the course, and are able to complete the course in your own time. (The only time constraints are on the quizzes after each module, which need to be completed in the allotted time once started.)
There are 173 species and subspecies of snakes in southern Africa. Some of these snakes are rare or uncommonly encountered as they may have restricted distributions or are not abundant. Other species may be wide-ranging and are commonly encountered.
This course will examine the basic and common groups of snakes in Southern Africa.
Part 1 - Harmless Species
Part 2 - Non-venomous Species with a Painful Bite
Part 3 - Mildly Venomous Species
- Introduction to Mildly Venomous Species
- Centipede-eaters and Burrowing Snakes
- Tiger Snakes
- Heralds and Tree Snakes
- Sand and Grass Snakes
- Skaapstekers, Reed, and Mountain Snakes
- Bark and Keeled Snakes
- Quill-snouted Snakes
- Beaked Snakes
- Beginners Guide to Snake ID (SA) – Mildly Venomous Species – Quiz
Part 4 - Venomous Species
Part 5 - Highly Venomous Species
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