Swaziland's Reptiles Database

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Python natalensis   
(Southern African Python)
(SiSwati: inhlatfu)
Venomous


Swaziland Red Data Status: Vulnerable
Southern African Red Data Status: Vulnerable
International Red Data Status: Not listed

Description:

Key Features: large, conspicuous snake

Comments: Occurs in the middleveld, lowveld and Lubombo regions, absent from the highveld region. A few unsubstantiated sightings in the highveld have been reported but these have been restricted to the deeper, warmer, larger river valleys. Previously five localities listed (Broadley 1983), currently seven localities recorded.

Habitats:  
Riverine forest
Valley bushveld


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