Natrix natrix (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Description: Rather large snake with fairly well-defined, rounded head. Colour variable but most have characteristic yellow, white or orange collar bordered with black just behind the head. Body usually olive-grey, greenish, olive-brown or grey with various dark blotches and occasional light stripes. Length up to 200 cm, females larger than males.

Rather large snake with fairly well-defined, rounded head. Colour variable but most have characteristic yellow, white or orange collar bordered with black just behind the head. Body usually olive-grey, greenish, olive-brown or grey with various dark blotches and occasional light stripes. Length up to 200 cm, females larger than males.

Place collected: Europe; Northern Europe; UK; England
Measurements: not recorded
Type: REPTILIA SERPENTES COLUBRIDAE

Accession no: 20.8.75.81

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