Photo category: Vertebrates specimen collection
- Photo taken Locality: Greece, Central Greece, Euboea, Atsitsa
- Photo taken by: Trichas, A.
- Photo taken date: March 2013
Photo of the non venomous harmless Four-lined Snake, Elaphe quatuorlineata skyrensis. Total length usually up to 150cm, but it can reach 260cm in extreme cases. It occurs in varied habitats. Diurnal snake that avoids high temperatures. It hunts on the ground but often climbs on trees and bushes. It swims capably. Feeds on small mammals like mice, rats and small rabbits, also on birds, lizards, amphibians and eggs. Not a very aggressive snake, but it could bite if caught.