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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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Warrington and his dad and trainer Sean O'Hagan value Graham's advice and presented him with a baby grass snake because he loves reptiles.
You can support the plans to reintroduce grass snakes by visiting https:// community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/ project/view/4-3085 Also bidding for Aviva funding - and public votes - is the Coquetdale Squirrel Group in Northumberland, which for the last 10 years has been trying to save red squirrels in the Coquet valley.
So she picked it up and released it into the River Thames after discovering grass snakes love water and are strong swimmers.
Along the way we meet all the other pond inhabitants: beetles, a heron, otter, grass snake and even two human pond-dippers!
In the first article, 'The grass snake and the basilisk, from pre-Christian protective house god to the Antichrist', a lesser-known reptile wriggles onto the historical stage to assert its place in Clio's canon.
They are now being cared for in a suitable garden in the locality which is "grass snake friendly."
Europe's grass snake puts on an even more realistic death act, says Patrick Gregory of the University of Victoria in British Columbia.
After stopping in a parking lot one day and exiting my truck, I noticed a very plump grass snake making haste on the ground right beneath my door.
We studied two populations of a nonvenomous natricine colubrid species, the grass snake (Natrix natric), which is abundant over much of Europe (Arnold and Burton, 1978).
We know that some people are frightened of snakes, but the grass snake has a very uncertain future and needs our help.