Wednesday 29 July 2009

Grass snake (Natrix natrix)

I live close to a stream, which is an ideal environment for the grass or water snake. My garden produces a menu containing lots of frogs and toads, thus the snakes are well-served. Usually, I see snakes of varying size a couple of times each year, either resting in the sun or hunting frogs. (I never thought a frog could scream before I heard one fleeing hhunted by a snake). This year I succeeded in locating a resting place for a snake, and was lucky enough to get quite close to the snake. It stayed for a couple of days, but I have not seen it since.

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