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 email@example.com. Namibia's snakebite expert - Dr Buys - will respond immediately.
Brown House Snake
Distribution: The Brown House Snake is a common constrictor found throughout Namibia. The name is derived from the fact that it is frequently found around human dwellings.
Colour: Light to dark brown with two yellow stripes above each eye and a cream white belly. They have a distinctive light stripe that runs from tip of the snout to the back of the head.
Diet: Small rodents, lizards, frogs and bats.
Brown house snakes are nocturnal, meaning they move at night. They are often encountered in and around houses. They are useful to have around the house as they will keep the rodents in check.
They pose no threat to man.