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Atherstone Snake

Observed: 13th May 2012 By: CHLea
Ath Snake 1
Ath Snake 2

We found the pictured dead snake on a road south of Atherstone, Warwickshire.
The area is known for Adders but this did not have the zig-zag back marking.
It was about 2 feet long and 1.5 inches thick.
Atherstone is supposed to be named when Romans found Adders under a stone when building Watling Street (allegedly) !!!
I have seen gress snakes nearby but they have a white collar and this snake had a plain brown head and back
Any Idea what it is ?

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