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Snake Identification Slides/Cards

Below are links to snake identification slides/cards for many of the common snakes in Kenya and parts of Tanzania and Uganda.  The slides show the common and scientific name of the snake, its main features or characteristics used for identification, an example photo, and its potential for harm to humans.  I must stress that there is variability in every snake population, so the photo that is shown is a typical example, and you must recognize that there can be different color variations.  If you can take a photo of a snake, and have access to Facebook, I strongly recommend becoming a member of the East African Snakes, Other Reptiles, and Amphibians group as the experts there can help you with identification.  For additional information about some of these snakes, you can also access the Kenyan Reptile Atlas at  

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