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 snakebitedoc@gmail.com. Namibia's snakebite expert - Dr Buys - will respond immediately.


 

Latest snake records

These are the latest records added, for snakes.

» You can also see all records here.

Species Date Recorder
Bitis arietans arietans | Puff Adder
25/08/2020Ward, David
Psammophis subtaeniatus | Western Yellow-bellied Sand Snake
19/07/2020Mushindi, Milton
Bitis arietans arietans | Puff Adder
26/07/2020Ward, David
Naja mossambica | Mozambique Spitting Cobra
21/07/2020Ward, David
Bitis caudalis | Horned Adder
27/07/2020Brown, Chris
Psammophylax tritaeniatus | Striped Skaapsteker
24/07/2020Malan, Jacques
Psammophis subtaeniatus | Western Yellow-bellied Sand Snake
24/07/2020Malan, Jacques
Bitis arietans arietans | Puff Adder
26/07/2020Malan, Jacques
Psammophis mossambicus | Olive Grass Snake
09/05/2020Singleton, Alex
Dendroaspis polylepis | Black Mamba
28/04/2020Kwando Carnivore, Project

Latest snake records map