• Photo taken Locality: Greece, Aegean, Dodecanese
  • Photo taken by:
    Paravas, V.
  • Photo taken date:
    August 2005
Dwarf Snake
Scaled Reptiles

Photo of the non-venomous Dwarf Snake, Eirenis modestus. Total length up to 60cm. Active mainly at twilight but also at daytime at shady areas. It hides under stones or in crevices, sometimes in small groups. It feeds mainly on arthropods, but also on small lizards. It breeds early in the spring and females give birth to 3-8 eggs. Hatchling snakes are not longer than 12cm. A very calm snake and completely harmless.