Full Name: South-western Shovel-snout (Prosymna frontalis)
Other Names: Suidwestelike graafneusslang
A long Shovel-snout averaging 35 cm with a maximum length of 44 cm.
This snake favors rocky areas in the Northern Cape and Namibia and may be found foraging at night, especially after heavy rains.
It is slow-moving and climbs well. Like all snakes in the genus Prosymna it feeds exclusively on reptile eggs.
Females lay around 3 eggs in mid summer measuring 37 -39 mm x 10 – 12 mm.
This species is shy and harmless to humans