Full Name: Western Keeled Snake (Pythonodipsas carinata)
Other Names: Westelike Gekielde slang
Classification: MILDLY VENOMOUS
A nocturnal snake that inhabits rocky desert areas of Namibia and elsewhere further north. The Western Keeled snake averages 50 cm, but can reach 80 cm in length. It has large back fangs and bites readily if handled, but the venom has no effect on humans.
This snake feeds on lizards, especially geckos and skinks, but will also take small rodents. It may be confused with the Horned Adder, but is more slender.
Little is known about the biology of this snake and it is thought to be egg-laying.