Other Common Names: Egyptian sand boa
Genus & Species: Eryx colubrinus loveridgei
Semi-arid scrub savanna; rock outcroppings.
Crepuscular, meaning they are active in the morning and evening.
The average life span is 12.5 years.
Lizards and small rodents.
A heavy bodied snake with a blunt, wedge-shaped head that is used for burrowing. The yellowish-white to orange colored scales are smooth and glossy with blotches of brown, reddish-brown, or mahogany. Adults can grow up to 32 inches in length.
- Ecology, Adaptations, Etc:
The Kenyan sand boa spends most of its time in shallow burrows with only its head exposed. The snake’s eyes and nostrils are located in such a way that they remain free of debris when the snake’s body is hidden beneath the sand.