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Ringelnatter / Grass snake

Natrix natrix


The grass snake, sometimes called the ringed snake or water snake, is a Eurasian non-venomous snake. It is often found near water and feeds almost exclusively on amphibians. It is typically dark green or brown in colour with a characteristic yellow collar behind the head, which explains the alternative name ringed snake.

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bayucca 10 years ago

OK, I deleted for you the flowers and amphibians. Try it again, if you find wrong missions...

MartinUrban 10 years ago

nice one - once i was in the forest and stood at a little pond when dozens of this young grass snakes appeared and disappeared again in all directions, i guess they all have hatched more or less at the same time.. great that you added it!

MartinUrban 10 years ago

Maybe You'd like to add your spotting to the 'Reptiles and Amphibians of Central Europe' Mission !

Simone E.
Spotted by
Simone E.

Herrsching am Ammersee, Bayern, Germany

Spotted on Jun 8, 2010
Submitted on Aug 26, 2012

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