Full Name: Yellow-bellied House Snake (Lamprophis fuscus)
Other Names: Geelpenshuisslang
A smallish snake averaging 50 cm with a maximum length of 76 cm. The Yellow-bellied House snake is secretive and active at night. Individuals are found in termite mounds, under large rocks or may be seen crossing roads at night. It feeds on lizards and nestling rodents. Like other snakes of this genus it is an egg-layer.
It is easily confused with the Olive Snake (Lycodonomorphus inornatus) but has 19 rows of midbody scales as opposed to 21 – 25 rows in the Olive Snake.