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Horseshoe Snake

(Coluber Hippocrepis)


Horseshoe Snake Information

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Sometimes known as the Horseshoe Racer the Coluber Hippocrepis can reach lengths of up to 5 feet. His range is from northeastern Africa to the Iberian Peninsula. This almost black snake has a pattern of laterally oriented blotches of parallel oblique angles. A horseshoe shape adorns the head.

Easy to keep in a terrarium with temperatures between 70 and 85 degrees and sunlight available every day. A bottom heater is preferred.

Hibernation of several months is needed.

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