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European (Mediterranean) Cat Snake

Telescopus fallax


This little fellow was hiding out in our garden today. His body was about as thick as my little finger and he was about 1/2 meter in length. His head seemed quite large for the width of his body. I was amazed at how loud his hiss was when he got aggravated at being disturbed. My husband managed to capture him with the aid of a bucket and stick and he has been relocated to the bottom of the valley behind our house.


Braelei 12 years ago

You're welcome. They are pretty cute compared to some snakes :)

Janice Parr
Janice Parr 12 years ago

Thank you for this ID Braelei, I have looked at some stock photos and the markings, head shape and eyes are spot on and several of the photos were taken here in Turkey.

Braelei 12 years ago

Looks like a Mediterranean Cat Snake. The golden eyes give it away... at least they look golden in the pictures.

Janice Parr
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Janice Parr

Aydın, Turkey

Spotted on Mar 17, 2012
Submitted on Mar 17, 2012

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