Saturday, March 17, 2007

A snake in the grass

Viper in the grass

I was out walking in a forest at the nature reserve Gullringskärret when I stumbled upon this snake. It watched me for a while and when I stepped closer for a for a better look it decided to crawl away. I'm no snake expert so I can only guess that this is a Grass Snake (Natrix natrix). If not, it could be a black Viper (Hognose).

8 comments:

angela said...

I know nothing about snakes but aren't grass snakes green? I wouldn't like to come across one of these...
Angela

Sally said...

I am definitely not a snake fan! Are they venemous?

Jude said...

Such a pretty snake. Thanks for the photo.

Stefan Jansson said...

The Viper is venemous. Every year around 200 people seek medical help after being bitten. The Natrix natrix has no poison.

alice said...

Already awaked?

Curly said...

I think I'd be slowly stepping back Stefan!

Anonymous said...

It looks to be very plump and well-fed. lili

minarik.drat said...

Hi. It's a viper. But it's nice :)