Shield Nose Snake - Curl of Danger
This is a rare and uncommon species of Shield Nose Snake (Aspidelaps scutatus). The shape of its head allows it to dig through loose sand where it looks for and preys on other snakes, rodents and lizards. Poisonous and Dangerous to man.
Aspidelaps is a genus of venomous elapid snakes found in Africa. They are commonly called shield-nosed cobras or coral cobras after their cobra-hoods and enlarged rostral (nose) scales. However, the hood is not nearly as well developed in Aspidelaps as it is in Naja.