Along the body are dark bands that are more pronounced than with the common grass snake
I read afterwards that grass snakes
typically do that.
Hans-Jorg Wiedl the reptile expert who rediscovered the grass snake
after it was thought to be extinct for 40 years and who has been lobbying authorities for 25 years expressed his anger that the snake now faces extinction.
She had seen that face while Stoyko groaned he'd do anything she wanted, forgetting it was raining and that drowned grass snakes
were floating down the river.
In the last few weeks, while helping a Watford-based customer clear garden rubbish, Waste King's operatives came across two grass snakes
- which had chosen to hibernate in the grass clippings and leaves that were being removed.
This paper presents information on European grass snakes
Mr Hughes added: "I've lived here for 42 years and this is only the second grass snake
I have ever seen.
The grass snake
is the only oviparous reptile species capable of maintaining sustainable populations in the far north of Europe (up to 67[degrees] north latitude).
Chris began investigating after spotting a grass snake
in a pond in Upper Nithsdale in 2010.
Wandering through woods, they met a fox cub, grass snake
and baby heron.
It is an affliction I have always had and the thought of travelling to any place inhabited by anything more dangerous than a grass snake
never fails to bring me out in a cold sweat.
An ecological survey submitted with the planning application states: "The site supports several protected species, including an 'exceptional' population of slow worm, a low population of grass snake
, ground nesting birds and foraging bats.
Following the refusal of the rst application, Bluemark Projects have undertaken bat and grass snake
surveys - which found no evidence of these species - and a road safety audit.
Cyprus was last year found guilty of failing to protect the Cypriot grass snake
population in Paralimni Lake that was not properly protected under the Habitats Directive.
Both can be distinguished from the harmless grass snake
by the classic zig-zag pattern on their back and their slit-like eyes.