How big does a mole snake get?

Are mole snakes dangerous?

The mole snake (Pseudaspis cana, Linnaeus 1758) is a non-venomous lamprophiid which, when handled, is capable of inflicting painful bites sometimes requiring suturing, the wounds being more severe than is usual for non-venomous snake bites.

Do mole snakes burrow?

Mole snakes burrow through sand and spend much of their time underground, but can be seen basking in the sun. In the south of South Africa mole snakes tend to be black or dark brown, while in the north they are brown, reddish brown, yellow or grey. Mole snakes hiss loudly and strike when threatened.

What do big moles mean?

Even a large mole seldom becomes cancerous and almost never before the child reaches puberty. Having unusual moles. Moles that are bigger than a common mole and irregular in shape are known as atypical (dysplastic) nevi. They tend to be hereditary.

Is a mole snake a constrictor?

Introduction: Mole snakes (Pseudaspis cana) are a harmless species of constrictor that live underground in disused animal burrows. The name is derived from their habit of eating moles. They also eat other small mammals and some mole snakes also eat eggs, swallowing them whole.

How many eggs does a mole snake lay?

BReeding. They mate from June to July. Females lay a cluster of 15 to 17 eggs in underground cavities.

Are mole king snakes aggressive?

They are nonvenomous, and typically docile. Like most colubrids, if harassed they will vibrate their tail rapidly. These snakes are very secretive and very fossorial and rarely seen above ground during the day unless they are forced out by heavy rains.

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