Spotted Skaapsekers average 45 – 85cm in length and can be found inhabiting fynbos, grassland, and moist savannah throughout most of South Africa.

These snakes are mildly venomous, but they pose no danger to humans. They’re diurnal (active during the day), and actively hunt rodents, lizards, birds, frogs, and other snakes.

They are oviparous (egg-laying), and the 8-30 eggs they lay in the summer hatch about 6 weeks later.