Summary details for Telescopus beetzii


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Beetz's Tiger Snake

Telescopus beetzii

The tiger snake is slender and orange-brown above with a series of black blotches on the body.
This snake spends the daytime under loose bark or in rocky crevices, emerging at night to hunt. Tiger snakes are semi-arboreal (tree dwelling) and mainly feed on sleeping lizards, small rodents and amphibians.
Mildly venomous, but venom has no effect on man.

Beetz's Tiger Snake
Beetz's Tiger Snake © Photo: Francois Theart
Beetz's Tiger Snake
Beetz's Tiger Snake © Photo: Curt-Ingo Sagell‎