African house snake

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African house snake
African House Snake 001.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Lamprophiidae
Genus: Boaedon
Species: B. fuliginosus
Binomial name
Boaedon fuliginosus
(Boie, 1827)

The African house snake (Boaedon fuliginosus) is a species of snake of the family Colubridae. Harmless to humans, it is widely kept and bred in captivity as a pet by herpetoculturists due to its small size, placid demeanor and easy care requirements.[1]

Geographic range[edit]

The snake is found in Africa, mainly preferring relatively drier areas as habitat.


See Boaedon capensis as it is the same species