Genus: Natriciteres (marsh snakes)

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This genus consists of two species.

Species native to southern Africa

Natriciteres olivcea (Olive marsh snake)

Often has a shortened tail due to previous encounters with predators.

 

Natriciteres sylvatica (Southern forest marsh snake) 

Often confused with other harmless snakes.

 
 

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