Grass snake


Common name: Grass snake

Scientific name: Natrix natrix 

Class: Reptilia

Order: Squamata

Family: Natricidae

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Features: It is a non-poisonous water snake and it lives near rivers and streams. Grey in colour it has transverse black bands on its flanks, its belly is pale with dark spots. It can be mistaken for a viper, from which it differs by its rounded head and pupils and by the yellow and black pattern on its neck, from which the species derives its common name ‘collared snake’. It leads a predominantly diurnal life. 

Curiosity: When grasped, it emits a foul-smelling secretion.

Continental Europe, Middle East, Central Asia
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