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Grass Snake

A species of nonvenomous snakes, the Grass Snake is spread across a broad region of Europe and parts of Africa. Three subspecies of this snake has been identified till date.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Colubridae
    Subfamily Natricinae
    Genus Natrix
    Scientific Name Natrix natrix

    Other Names Ringed snake, Water snake
    Length 2 ft 11 in–3 ft 7 in
    Color Dark green, brown, yellow
    Distribution Europe, northwestern Africa, Eurasia
    Habitat Close to water and marsh lands
    Diet Frogs, toads, larvae, earthworm, ants
    Venom Fact Nonvenomous
    Breeding Season June to July
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 8-40 eggs
    IUCN Conservation Status LC (IUCN 2.3)

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    Published on December 29th 2016 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 13th June 2019.

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