Facts : This snake is the smallest adder in Southern Africa. They occur exclusively in the dunes of the Namib desert from Southern Angola down to Luderitz where they hunt for the 2 species of lizard which occur there. Living in such a low rainfall area, these snakes have been forced to evolve and adapt to their harsh environment. They have been know to make their way to the top of the sand dunes in the early mornings to let the dew collect on their scales which then filters to their mouth. Pretty amazing! Approximately 1 third of these snakes have black tail tips which they use as a lure for lizards whilst buried beneath the sand, any curious lizard will become it’s next meal. They are not fataly dangerous to man but a bite from one of these will be very painful and you would probably have to see a doctor if you were bitten.