Common grass snake. A Eurasian water snake, the common grass snake (Natrix natrix).
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Grass Snakes are found throughout England and Wales but are absent from Scotland.. Common in England and Wales but absent from Scotland and Ireland.
The grass snake has a characteristic white, yellow, red or orange collar just behind the head. Which has earned them their other alternative common name of
There is a tendency for casual observers to misidentify a Grass Snake, fearing that it is actually an Adder. However, the two species (in their normal colour forms