DizzyBlonde's picture

Snake - please ID

Observed: 2nd May 2011 By: DizzyBlonde
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Description:

40-50cm long, beige & brown. Found in compost heap. Serra da Lousa, Central Portugal

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

anonymous spotter's picture

I'm not familar -

with the herpetology of Iberia, but I have a feeling this could be a Smooth Snake.

the naturalist man's picture

Ladder snake

This is a distinctively marked snake, though not the most well marked individual. Some can have a definite 'ladder' with two stripes running down the back with regular cross lines. This has only hints at the parallel lines, look near the head. Smooth snakes are not this well marked.

Graham Banwell

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