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Grass snake

Natrix natrix

Description:

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.

Habitat:

This one, around 1600m altitude, on the Mt. Galero grassy slopes. They are common from river banks to mountain slopes.

Notes:

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...

1 species ID suggestions

MihaiER
MihaiER 2 years ago
Grass snake
Natrix natrix

5 Comments

MihaiER
MihaiER 2 years ago

@caldasrafa: Thanks for ID.
@Noe and Pili: Thanks for appreciation.

caldasrafa
caldasrafa 2 years ago

I'm sure that's a Natrix natrix, but I don't know if it's the same http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/820...

MihaiER
MihaiER 2 years ago

Thanks Goddy for your opinion.

Noe and Pili
Noe and Pili 2 years ago

I can't help you with the ID but I must say that this snake is a beauty! Thanks for sharing it :)

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 2 years ago

I'm no Italian herp expert but my best guess is with what you came up with - Natrix natrix.

Garessio, Piemonte, Italy

Lat: 44.16, Long: 8.02

Spotted on May 26, 2011
Submitted on Jan 27, 2012

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