Dampier's picture

Grass snake skin ?

Observed: 19th May 2011 By: DampierDampier’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
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Description:
Identifications
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    Likely ID
    Grass snake skin
    Confidence: It might be this.
    ID agreements (): 3 People
    • anonymous spotter
    • the naturalist man
      The Mammal SocietyYorkshire Naturalists' Union
      Amphibians and Reptiles expert
    • Masked Marvel
      The British Herpetological Society
      Amphibians and Reptiles expert
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

anonymous spotter's picture

The overall size -

is too big for an adder, and there is no sign of the zig-zag pattern that is usually visible in the slough of that species.
Not sure if you are in smooth snake territory there, but again I'd say it's too big.
Add Grass Snake as a revision (click on "Get recommended" for the systematic name), and others can agree (or not!)

alanaccount's picture

Grass Snake

We have grass snakes in our garden and, having found almost exactly the same in our garden (both size and appearance) I would agree that this looks the most likely.

the naturalist man's picture

Grass snake

I agree size and shape of the scales look grass snake. Put up an identification of grass snake and I'll agree to it.

Graham Banwell

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