In our opinion, the grass snake is relatively easily distinguishable from other North-European 'serpents' like the adder, smooth snake
and slow worm due to its yellow neck ring.
The smooth snake
is Britain's rarest reptile and was only discovered during the mid-19th century.
THERE are three snake species in the UK - grass snake, smooth snake
Our other two species are the grass snake and smooth snake
(the slow worm is actually a legless lizard) They kill their prey by striking them then following their scent to find their bodies Its zig zag pattern always comes to a V on the head, right between the eyes
Reproductive output, costs of reproduction, and ecology of the smooth snake
, Coronella austriaca, in the eastern Italian Alps.
These include the smooth snake
, natterjack toad, and crested Newt.
"Sometimes the venomous adder can be mistaken for nonvenomous species such as the grass snake or smooth snake
, making people think it is safe to pick them up."
Species exhibiting declines included the asp and smooth snake
in Europe, and the rhinoceros and Gabon vipers and royal or ball python (above) in Africa.
The False Smooth Snake
was found on Majorca and can grow up to 3ft.
have additional protection -- it's an offence to capture or disturb a smooth snake
, or to damage or destroy their habitat."
Stable populations of silver-studded blue (Plebeius argus) and smooth snake
(Coronella austriaca); and An improvement in the
"Sometimes the venomous adder can be mistaken for non-venomous species, such as the grass snake or smooth snake
, making people think it is safe to pick them up.