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
Psammophylax tritaeniatus | Striped Skaapsteker
10/05/2017Agapitus, Ipinge
Telescopus beetzii | Beetz's Tiger Snake
20/03/2017Agapitus, Ipinge
Aspidelaps lubricus cowlesi | Kunene Shield Cobra
20/03/2017Agapitus, Ipinge
Psammophis mossambicus | Olive Grass Snake
20/03/2017Agapitus, Ipinge
Telescopus semiannulatus polystictus | Damara Tiger Snake
23/03/2017Agapitus, Ipinge
Naja nigricincta nigricincta | Western Barred Spitting Cobra
31/03/2017Agapitus, Ipinge
Gonionotophis capensis | Common File Snake
12/04/2017Agapitus, Ipinge
Psammophis trigrammus | Western Sand Snake
03/05/2017Agapitus, Ipinge
Psammophis trigrammus | Western Sand Snake
07/05/2017Agapitus, Ipinge
Prosymna frontalis | Southwestern Shovel-snout
07/05/2017Agapitus, Ipinge

Latest snake records map