• Photo taken Locality: Greece, Macedonia
  • Photo taken by:
    Trichas, A.
  • Photo taken date:
    March 2013
Grass Snake
Scaled Reptiles
Rivers diorama
Estuaries diorama
Lake ecosystem

Photo of the harmless, non venomous Grass Snake, Natrix natrix. Overall length is usually less than 1m, and in exceptional cases up to 2m. It inhabits all kinds of wetland areas, but may also be found out of water, often quite far away from it. Variable in colours and pattern. Swims very skillfully and fast. It feeds on amphibians, fish, rodents, reptiles, invertebrates and sometimes even small birds.