Amazing snake

Something caught my eye this afternoon at the surface of the water.

It was an amazing swimming grass snake ( Natrix Helvetia). It was probably about a metre long and was swimming with fantastic s shaped movements.

The water was so clear it was absolutely wonderful to watch.

Here are some grass snake facts :-

Size -90-250cm

Lifespan 15-25 years

Breed at 4-5 years

Hunt fish amphibians and small birds

Lay 10-40 eggs

Hibernate from October until April

Protected species in the U.K. post 2010 biodiversity framework.

Very exciting to see this beautiful creature šŸ˜€

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