1821C.I. LatrobeJrnl of Visit 124The bite of the Nachtschlange, or night-serpent, is said by the Hottentot poison-doctors, to be uncurable. It is..marked with dark blue or black, vermilion, and yellow rings.
1849A. SmithIllust. of Zoo. of S. Afr.: Reptilia Appendix 19This snake occurs throughout Southern Africa, but nowhere in abundance. In the Colony it is, from its moving much during the night, known..by the name of Nacht Slang.
1883M.A. Carey-HobsonFarm in Karoo 189Those little hornsmansches and nacht slaangs are as bad as any, although they are so small.
1937Guide to Vertebrate Fauna of E. Cape Prov. (Albany Museum)II. 54Lamprophis aurora Linn. Nachtslang,..Olive brown or light olive-green above, with a long golden yellow line or row of orange spots from the top of the head along the centre of the back to the tip of the tail.
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