Rufous Beaked Snake

A large diurnal snake that averages 70-100 cm with a maximum length of 1.6 m. It is slow-moving whilst hunting on the surface and will often do so with its head well off the ground but spends much of the day in rodent burrows in search of food. Known for its peculiar habit of moving its head from side to side – something that may be seen in the Boomslang as well.