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Unknown Snake, Turkey

Observed: 12th May 2013 By: AtlasMC
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Spotted in the Dalyan region of Turkey. Snake was almost wrist-thick and over a meter in length. Once I had spooked it it was gone pretty quick and I only got the one photo. A local described it as 'Black Snake, not poisonous' but having searched a comprehensive list of Turkish species none seemed a very good match. Any help in identification would be much appreciated.

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Wikipedia

Has an article about it -
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheltopusik