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I found this big beautful snake with big dark eyes on my way to pick up my son at school. She seemed dead, laying in the middle of the country road, but curled up as if she was sleeping, so unsure, I stopped and walked over to her, she didn´t move. I got my cell phone to take a photo as I had here in Germany never ever seen a big snake like this ever before, she probably had a bout 1,30 meters. Whe she heard the camera she moved and I saw her tongue, trying to orientate herself. She was bleeding at one side of her mouth, probably had been hit by a car. I moved her gently over to the side into the grass where she was safe, I noticed she was quite heavy and so long. There she moved along slowly and I kept watching that she wouldn´t return back on the road, so beautiful ... When I came back 10 minutes later she was gone. I hope she did survive. Her dark big eyes still haunt me!
I initially thought because she was such a long snake that she was a Aesculapnatter but now I have reason to believe that its a rather huge grass snake. Still interested in opinions.