Full Name: Sundevall’s Shovel-snout (Prosymna sundevalli)
Other Names: Sundevall se graafneusslang
This snake averages 25 cm but reaches 36 cm in length. It is found in a variety of habitats from fynbos to moist savanna and grasslands extending into dry savanna where it can be found under rocks and logs as well as in deserted termite mounds. When threatened it coils and uncoils like the old clock springs. Sundevall’s Shovel-snout feeds largely on reptile eggs but will also take small lizards and invertebrates. It is harmless and poses no threat to humans.