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European grass snake

Natrix natrix

Description:

Young Natrix natrix, 30 cm long. A non-venomous snake, often found near water. When threathend it produces a very smelly fluid from the anal glands, which you can't get off your hands with just a regular handwashing. They almost never bite in defence.

Habitat:

Forest puddle.


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LisaPowers
LisaPowers 3 years ago

Project Noah Fact of the Day: Feeding mostly upon amphibians, the European grass snake, aka ringed snake, is a common inhabitant near water. It is widely distributed in mainland Europe, ranging from mid Scandinavia to southern Italy and is also found in the Middle East and northwestern Africa. It is a harmless, non-venomous snake that can get up to 6 ft 3 in total length (190 cm) but more typically ranging from 20 in–3 ft 7 in (50.8–110 cm.)

Sources: http://www.arkive.org/grass-snake/natrix...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grass_snak...

European grass snake (Natrix natrix) spotted in Slovenia by PN member EvaV.

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EvaV
Spotted by
EvaV

Slovenia

Lat: 46.41, Long: 15.53

Spotted on May 15, 2013
Submitted on Mar 25, 2015

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