Summary details for Amblyodipsas ventrimaculata

If you are unsure of the identification of a snake you have observed, you can ask an expert for snake identification by uploading a photo to the Snakes of Namibia facebook page.

You can also get help from their amazing album of infographics of the common snake species in Namibia.

The facebook page also has contact details for snake catchers - people who are experienced in catching and removing snakes - throughout the country.

In the case of a snake bite, email "snakebite" to Namibia's snakebite expert - Dr Buys - will respond immediately.


Kalahari Purple-glossed Snake

Amblyodipsas ventrimaculata

Rarely seen.

Mildly venomous, but has no effect on man.

Kalahari Purple-glossed Snake
Kalahari Purple-glossed Snake © Photo: Van Wyk Rowlin

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