Natrix natrix

Common name: the Grass Snake

Conservation status: Least Concern

Distribution: Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Monte Negro, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine

Size: up to 1100 mm

Description: upperside coloration varies from dark green and grey to black with a yellow collar behind the head. Underside is whitish with irregular black stripes

Habitat: woodland and fields close to fresh water

Activity: diurnal, hibernation occurs from October-November to April

Diet: fish, amphibians

Reproduction: oviparous, breeding period occurs in April and May

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