Amourobius ferox

Amourobius ferox
By Peter Byles

Thursday, 12 June 2014

grass snake

our dutch friend Frans Bos, lifted a flat stone in our warm sunny garden, and found this little fellow! if you have a good look at its eye, you will see that s/he is watching us very closely. s/he gently slithered away. it was a juvenile, about 2 feet long probably and very vary of us. the photo shows it's amazing blue coloring. I would like to know if this is exceptional, or just normal. we have checked with our neighbors but very few people seem to have ever seen GRASS SNAKES here. although we do know that they are around.

1 comment:

  1. Grass Snakes are not uncommon, and are widely distributed in Pembs, but you need to look for them, so in that repeat they are slightly unusual. We have lots on the Marloes Peninsular (along with Adders on the Deer Park). If it was 2ft, it could be a male (they are smaller), or a maturing female. Lovely