Full Name: Namib Sand Snake (Psammophis namibensis)
Other Names: Namibsandslang
Classification: MILDLY VENOMOUS
A long and slender snake that averages 1 meters with a maximum length of 1.4 meters. It occurs in arid Namib Desert and Namaqualand vegetation at low altitudes where it hunts for lizards, rodents and snakes during the day, often with the front half of the body off the ground.
This snake, like most Sand Snakes, is very quick and will seek refuge in the nearest shrub if disturbed.
Though back-fanged and venomous, the venom of this snake is mild and has virtually no effect on humans.