grass snake

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grass snake

1. a harmless nonvenomous European colubrid snake, Natrix natrix, having a brownish-green body with variable markings
2. any of several similar related European snakes, such as Natrix maura (viperine grass snake)
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The grass snake, Natrix natrix (Linnaeus, 1758) is a relatively common and harmless natricine snake from the western palearctic, native to all European countries except Iceland and Ireland.
Influence of temperature on gastric digestion in the grass snake, Natrix natrix L.
Food habits, growth rates, and reproductive biology of grass snakes, Natrix natrix (Colubridae) in the Italian Alps.
Grass snakes (Natrix natrix) are common in this locality, and other potential predators of newts found there are bird species Black Stork (Ciconia nigra) and Eurasian jay (Garrulus glandarius), as well as mammals European polecat (Mustela putorius), Beech marten (Martes foina), European pine marten (Martes martes), European badger (Meles meles), and Raccoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides).
CYPRUS' endangered native grass snake, natrix natrix cypriaca, is on the verge of becoming extinct due to apparent apathy by all bodies involved, according to Cyprus' leading reptile expert and conservationist, Hans-Jorg Wiedl.
Bufo viridis, Rana ridibunda, Natrix natrix, Natrix tesellata, Laudakia caucasica, Ophisops elegans, Lacerta bendimahiensis, Mauremys aspica and Testudo graeca are the other animal species observed in the study area.
Cost of reproduction and female life-history tactics in a population of grass snakes, Natrix natrix, in southern Sweden.
THE FUTURE survival of Cyprus' endangered native grass snake, natrix natrix cypriaca, came a step closer to being ensured yesterday after agriculture minister Demetris Eliades pledged his support for the snake's conservation.
Growth rates, maturation and sexual size dimorphism in a population of grass snakes, Natrix natrix, in southern Sweden.
His focus is on the area around Paralmni Lake, which is being developed to the detriment of the grass snake (natrix natrix cypriaca).