1929J. Stevenson-HamiltonLow-Veld 122Among them may be noted the tiger snake (Tarbophis semiannulatus), which is often discovered living among a colony of weaver birds at nesting time, presumably preying mainly on their young.
1947J. Stevenson-HamiltonWild Life in S. Afr. 330The tiger snake..is a yellowish snake spotted with brown.
1950W. RoseReptiles & Amphibians 280The Tiger Snake, Tarbophis semiannulatus.., is yellow-brown above with numerous dark bands, white belly...It eats lizards...It also seizes roosting birds.
1974V.F.M. Fitzsimons inStd Encycl. of Sn Afr.X. 504Tiger-snake, A slightly poisonous member of the back-fanged group of snakes of the family Colubridae, which is conspicuously marked throughout its length with alternate black and yellow to reddish brown cross-bands.
1987Patterson & BannisterReptiles of Sn Afr. 81Eastern Tiger Snake,..An irascible species, it bites at the least provocation, even after years in captivity, but its venom is mild and of no consequence to humans.
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