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
Telescopus beetzii | Beetz's Tiger Snake
26/06/2020Walters, Matthew
Boaedon capensis | Brown House Snake
08/04/2020Malan, Jacques
Bitis caudalis | Horned Adder
20/04/2020Malan, Jacques
Thelotornis capensis oatesii | Oates' Twig or Vine Snake
13/06/2020Malan, Jacques
Psammophylax tritaeniatus | Striped Skaapsteker
19/05/2020Ward, David
Bitis arietans arietans | Puff Adder
17/05/2020Ward, David
Bitis arietans arietans | Puff Adder
13/05/2020Ward, David
Bitis arietans arietans | Puff Adder
29/05/2020Walters, Matthew
Bitis arietans arietans | Puff Adder
06/05/2020Ward, David
Namibiana occidentalis | Western Thread Snake
02/05/2020Singleton, Alex

Latest snake records map