Top 10 Snakes in Egypt
Egyptian Carpet Viper:These snakes are closely related to Egyptian saw-scaled vipers. They grow to a maximum length of 2.5 feet and have sand-colored bodies with variegated markings.
Egyptian Saw-Scaled Viper:are one of the most venomous snakes in Egypt. They get their name from the way they rub their scales together to produce a warning sound.
Saharan Horned Viper:sand-colored, with a variegated pattern of light and dark brown scales. Desert horned vipers grow to a maximum length of three feet and eat mostly rodents and small birds.
Egyptian Cobra:are one of the deadliest snakes in Egypt. Adults range from dark brown to dark red to black. They have large hoods and usually grow to around five feet long.
Field’s Horned Viper:grow to a maximum length of two feet. They’re sand-colored with light brown splotches and triangular heads. Like Saharan horned vipers, they have horns above their eyes.
Sahara Sand Viper:are one of the smallest venomous snakes in Egypt. They top out at around one foot long. They’re sand-colored with light brown splotches and a wide head.
Red Spitting Cobra: can spit venom accurately up to eight feet away.they can spit more than 20 times a minute. That’s impressive, considering these snakes grow to a maximum length of five feet.
Black Desert Cobra: are one of the deadliest snakes in Egypt. They can reach lengths of nearly six feet. Their coloring is entirely black or very dark brown, and they have pure black eyes.
Egyptian Sand Boa: are one of the shortest, thickest snakes in Egypt. Females grow up to two feet long, while males rarely exceed 15 inches long. These snakes are yellow with dark brown splotches.
African Egg-Eating Snake:are one of the only snakes in Egypt that exclusively eats eggs. They can even slither up trees to raid the nests of birds. These snakes grow up to four feet long .