Cape Snake Rescue

Overcome your fear.

   Sep 21

Rinkhals

  • Hoods like a Cobra and hisses loudly,
  • notorious for playing dead
  • will spit venom up to 3m aiming for attackers eyes from it’s upright position
  • olive to dark brown or black with distinct yellow, cream or orange bands
  • keel scaled
  • found in forest and fynbos areas, close to vlei’s and streams
  • average length 90cm -- 1.2m
  • young are born live
  • Venom is a combination of Neurotoxin and cytotoxin
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    The Rinkhals Standing to attention
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    Rinkhals is notorious for playing dead

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