Introduction | Range and introduction | Description | Mimicry | Feeding
Keeping | Breeding | Conclusion


Dasypeltis scabra is known to imitate the pattern and coloration of some venomous vipers like Causus rhombeatus, Echis carinatus or Bitis caudalis (depending on the region). It can also nearly perfectly imitate the hissing of Causus rhombeatus by scraping its strongly keeled scales against each other, just like Echis carinatus does. Therefore, in nature, the layman may easily confuse the one with the other. But anyway, the first rule in the field is never to get close to a snake, but always to keep a safe distance.