What does a mole snake look like?

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 mole king snakes eat?

The “Kingsnake” name refers to the fact that other snakes, including venomous species, are a principle food source. They also eat rodents, lizards, insects, worms, and slugs.

What snake kills moles?

Feeding. Black rat snakes mostly eat small rodents, such as mice, rats, moles and chipmunks. They are also known to feed on small lizards, frogs and bird eggs. They kill their prey by constriction, which means the snake coils its body around the prey and holds on until the prey suffocates to death.

Can mole snakes bite?

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.

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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Do mole kingsnakes eat Copperheads?


The Eastern kingsnake feeds on other snakes, lizards, frogs, rodents, turtle eggs, and birds and their eggs. It eats venomous snakes such as copperheads and rattlesnakes. It is even known to be cannibalistic.