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
Psammophis brevirostris | Short-snouted Sand Snake
13/06/2002Theart, Francois
Boaedon capensis | Brown House Snake
10/04/2003Tony Robertson, Alice Jarvis
Psammophis trinasalis | Fork-marked Sand Snake
01/03/2004Dreyer, Alex
Gonionotophis vernayi | Angola File Snake
16/06/2005Pallet, John
Boaedon capensis | Brown House Snake
01/02/2006Theart, Francois
Hemirhagerrhis viperinus | Viperine Rock Snake
01/04/2006Theart, Francois
Bitis caudalis | Horned Adder
01/04/2006Theart, Francois
Bitis caudalis | Horned Adder
25/04/2006Tony Robertson, Alice Jarvis
Bitis caudalis | Horned Adder
28/05/2006Dreyer, Alex
Philothamnus semivariegatus | Spotted or Variegated Bush Snake
01/06/2006Theart, Francois

Latest snake records map