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Grass Snake on Outney Common

Observed: 24th October 2009 By: djn226
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
djn226’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Snake on Outney Common, Bungay
Snake on Outney Common
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djn226's picture

The snake was very lethargic

The snake was very lethargic and may have been injured. I have not come across many snakes so cannot be sure. It was found in the middle of a path often used by dog walkers.

After this photo was taken we moved the snake into longer grass, it didn't move very quickly but was still alive,

bobthebirder's picture

Looks pretty sick to me...

Looks pretty sick to me...

Bob Ford

the naturalist man's picture

Grass snake

Are you sure this snake was alive? It looks dead, if not dead then it is close to death. It has the sunken look to the body and the position is un-natural.

It is a grass snake though. Refer the following iSpot observation.

http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/4568

Graham Banwell

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Norwichnaturalist's picture

This snake shows typical

This snake shows typical actions of playing dead. It is a defensive act. as the snake was not able to move away quickly it played dead. I see this often as the North Suffolk amphibian and Reptile group representative

Colin Jacobs.
Wild Flower Society member
Norwich
Norfolk
vc27
http://www.thewildflowersociety.com/