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.
    1981.374.3
  • Scientific name
    Natrix natrix (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Classification
    REPTILIA SERPENTES COLUBRIDAE
  • Common name
    Grass Snake
  • Collector
    Liverpool Museum Expedition
  • Date collected
    1961-05-12
  • Place collected
    Europe: Southern Europe: Greece: Thraki
  • Measurements
    unrecorded
  • Credit line
    Donated by Reginald Wagstaffe, 1961
  • Red Book Data status
    Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Natural Science
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