Rinkhals Snake

The Rinkhals Snake is a species of venomous snake native to southern Africa. It’s commonly known by other names such as the Ring-necked Spitting Cobra, South African Spitting Cobra

The Rinkhals snake is an important part of the environment in its native habitat, providing an important role in controlling prey populations and helping to maintain balance in the ecosystem.

The rinkhals snake is highly venomous and can cause severe injury or death if bitten. However, fatalities are rare as this species is not aggressive and will usually only bite humans if provoked.

Physical Characteristic

The Rinkhals snake is a medium-sized snake, typically reaching lengths of 1.2-1.5 meters (4-5 feet). They have slender bodies, with black and white banded markings

Habitat and Range

The Rinkhals snake is found in southern Africa, from South Africa to Zimbabwe and Mozambique. They are mainly found in grasslands, open woodlands, and savannas.


The Rinkhals snake is a carnivore and mainly feeds on small mammals, such as rodents, rabbits, and hares. They will also eat birds, lizards, frogs, and other small animals.

Reproduction and Life Cycle

The Rinkhals snake is an oviparous species, meaning that they lay eggs rather than give birth to live young.  lifespan of the Rinkhals snake is approximately 10 years

Interesting Fact

The Rinkhals snake is a fascinating species of snake and there are many interesting facts about them. For example, their venom is hemotoxic

Conservation Status

The Rinkhals snake is classified as Near Threatened by the IUCN, as their population is declining due to human activities such as habitat destruction and illegal hunting.