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Grass snake

Natrix natrix


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...

1 Species ID Suggestions

MihaiER 9 years ago
Grass snake
Natrix natrix

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MihaiER 9 years ago

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

caldasrafa 9 years ago

I'm sure that's a Natrix natrix, but I don't know if it's the same

MihaiER 9 years ago

Thanks Goddy for your opinion.

Noe and Pili
Noe and Pili 9 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 9 years ago

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

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Garessio, Piemonte, Italy

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

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