• Snake eating a Gecko
  • 30th July 2014

  • After a busy day photographing Topi, Impala, Waterbuck etc. in Lake Mburo National Park I was just heading to the washroom back at camp when I spotted a small snake on the path. I quickly grabbed my camera and started taking photos...

    Herald Snake (Crotaphopeltis hotamboeia)in Lake Mburo National Park

    I didn't know whether it was poisonous or not but it didn't seem aggresive so I cautiously moved closer to try and get a better shot when it suddenly struck out! For a moment I thought it was attacking me but then I noticed it had a young gecko in it's mouth.

    Herald Snake (Crotaphopeltis hotamboeia) catching a gecko in Lake Mburo National Park

    Herald Snake (Crotaphopeltis hotamboeia) eating a geckko in Lake Mburo National Park

    Herald Snake (Crotaphopeltis hotamboeia) swallowing a gecko in Lake Mburo National Park

    Herald Snake (Crotaphopeltis hotamboeia) after swallowing a gecko in Lake Mburo National Park

    I've since identified it as a mildly poisonous Herald Snake (Crotaphopeltis hotamboeia)



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