Summary details for Philothamnus hoplogaster


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.


 

Green Water Snake

Philothamnus hoplogaster

These harmless green snakes are often mistaken for the venomous boomslang and green mamba (which is not found in Namibia).

Green Water Snake
Green Water Snake © Photo: Francois Theart