This one is probably a juvenile, is no more then 40cm long and the colors are really bright. The colors are dark green, brown or even grey, with a distinctive yellow or sometimes almost white collar around the neck, the belly is always whitish. Females are longer than males. They can reach 1m length and rarely almost 2m.
This one, around 1600m altitude, on the Mt. Galero grassy slopes. They are common from river banks to mountain slopes.
In my country (Romania) their common name translate word to word is "home snake"... Mice is part of their diet, and in some communities they are considered helpful...
Lat: 44.16, Long: 8.02
Spotted on May 26, 2011
Submitted on Jan 27, 2012