Balkan Whip Snake

Balkan Whip Snake

Observation - Balkan Whip Snake - Global. Description: Observed basking on warm concrete driveway. I was able to get very close to it without disturbing it - I almost thought it was dead. Unfortunately the cat came up, obviously completely unaware of the snake's presence, it was so still, and practically tr

Observed basking on warm concrete driveway. I was able to get very close to it without disturbing it - I almost thought it was dead. Unfortunately the cat came up, obviously completely unaware of the snake's presence, it was so still, and practically trod on it. The snake immediately flowed away with that beautiful undulating motion and took refuge in a hole under a stone. So I didn't have time for a real close look.

Edit: I gather that the scientific name has been changed to Hierophis genomensis.