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grass snake

n.
Any of several greenish nonvenomous snakes, especially Opheodrys vernalis of eastern North America or Natrix natrix of Europe.

grass snake

n
1. (Animals) a harmless nonvenomous European colubrid snake, Natrix natrix, having a brownish-green body with variable markings
2. (Animals) any of several similar related European snakes, such as Natrix maura (viperine grass snake)

grass′ snake`


n.
any of various small slender snakes of North America, as the garter snake or green snake.
[1835–45, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grass snake - harmless European snake with a bright yellow collargrass snake - harmless European snake with a bright yellow collar; common in England
water snake - any of various mostly harmless snakes that live in or near water
Natrix maura, viperine grass snake - a small harmless grass snake
2.grass snake - any of numerous nonvenomous longitudinally-striped viviparous North American and Central American snakesgrass snake - any of numerous nonvenomous longitudinally-striped viviparous North American and Central American snakes
colubrid, colubrid snake - mostly harmless temperate-to-tropical terrestrial or arboreal or aquatic snakes
genus Thamnophis, Thamnophis - garter snakes
common garter snake, Thamnophis sirtalis - a garter snake that is widespread in North America
ribbon snake, Thamnophis sauritus - slender yellow-striped North American garter snake; prefers wet places
Thamnophis proximus, Western ribbon snake - yellow- or reddish-striped snake of temperate woodlands and grasslands to tropics
3.grass snake - either of two North American chiefly insectivorous snakes that are green in color
colubrid, colubrid snake - mostly harmless temperate-to-tropical terrestrial or arboreal or aquatic snakes
genus Opheodrys, Opheodrys - North American green snakes
Opheodrys vernalis, smooth green snake - of western and central United States
Opheodrys aestivus, rough green snake - of southern and eastern United States
Translations
snog
rantakäärme
vízisikló
grassnákur

grass snake

nbiscia d'erba
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Grass snakes are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act, making it a criminal offence to injure or kill the animals.
Grass snakes, slow worms and stag beetles were also rarely seen.
The adder is the only snake in found in our area - grass snakes aren't.
Parc Slip Nature Reserve, formerly an opencast coal mine, is also home to more than 1,000 species of wildlife, including great crested newts, grass snakes and the bee orchid.
They are rarely found in gardens - reports of adders in gardens commonly turn out to be grass snakes or slow-worms.
So she picked it up and released it into the River Thames after discovering grass snakes love water and are strong swimmers.
Fewer people reported seeing other wildlife including badgers, slow worms and grass snakes on at least a monthly basis this year, compared to 2015.
Fewer people reported spotting other wildlife, including badgers, slow worms and grass snakes, compared with last year.
Grass snakes are one of only three types of snakes native to Great Britain - the also-harmless smooth snake and the venomous adder are the others.
Such measures included the rehoming of lizards and grass snakes, the creation of flight path guidance for bats as the land profile changed, and close attention to maintaining the ecological balance of all watercourses.
It's written largely in the third person, offering a glimpse of his life from the age of six to 16 in the Sixties and Seventies, an awkward, socially inept child who was bullied and became a solitary observer of wildlife, from ladybirds, grass snakes and tadpoles to fox cubs, bats and otters.
I read afterwards that grass snakes typically do that.