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Grass Snake

Observed: 4th October 2012 By: DevonianDevonian’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesDevonian’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesDevonian’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Grass Snake
Description:

Only about 15-20 cm long this little snake, which was nearly stepped on, seemed to be trying to convince us that it was venomous by lunging at us as we took some photos.

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Amadan's picture

Lovely shot -

They can be very aggressive when disturbed - though, oddly, their other trick is to play dead.

Devonian's picture

They can be very aggressive...

As you may have guessed from my comment I had no idea that they can be aggressive or that they played dead. Thanks; it's always good to have a little more insight into the lives of the animals that cross our paths.