About this object

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.

Object specifics

  • Accession no.
    1964.57.146
  • Scientific name
    Natrix natrix (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Classification
    REPTILIA SERPENTES COLUBRIDAE
  • Common name
    Grass Snake
  • Collector
    John M Breeds
  • Date collected
    1962-04-28
  • Place collected
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Dorset: Creech
  • Measurements
    total length 49cm; length of head 1.7cm; weight 21g
  • Credit line
    Donated by Ian Prestt, 1963
  • Red Book Data status
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Other number(s)
    Collection Number: 13/62
Object view = Natural Science
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