26 Apr 2007 • 1,027 views
I spotted this little snake on an area of heathland in Hampshire early last summer.
This is a Smooth Snake - Coronella austriaca -
a rare and protected species. It is illegal to kill, injure or capture these snakes; it is illegal to disturb them in any way or to destroy their habitat.
These snakes are not poisonous, they are constrictors, they kill their prey by wrapping their body tightly round it.
This one measured about a foot, 30 centimetres, in length.
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Adder or Viper
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