Also known as a “Gevlekte Kousbandjie”, Spotted Harlequin Snakes average 40 cm in length and have very distinctive coloring.

They prefer fynbos, lowland forest, moist savannah, and grassland, where they can often be found in deserted terminte mounds and under rocks.

Although not deadly to humans, a bite from this snake may result in swelling, painful glands, and mild haemorrhage.

Spotted Harlequin Snakes feed on legless skinks, blind snakes, and other snakes as well as small lizards. Oviparous, they lay 6-9 eggs in the summer.