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smooth snake

n
(Animals) any of several slender nonvenomous colubrid snakes of the European genus Coronella, esp C. austriaca, having very smooth scales and a reddish-brown coloration
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According to Susan Eustis, lead author of the study, "A confined space needs long smooth snake shapes to achieve access.
He also heard about how Natural England advisers have worked with the many partners and interest groups within the New Forest to manage 29,000 hectares of unique habitats and rare species including Dartford warblers, nightjars, many species of bats and the rare smooth snake, not to mention the famous New Forest ponies.
Sometimes the venomous adder can be mistaken for nonvenomous species such as the grass snake or smooth snake, making people think it is safe to pick them up.
Species in decline include the asp and the smooth snake from Europe, the Gabon viper and rhinoceros viper of West Africa, and the royal python.
Alongside the adder, the grass snake, the common lizard and the slow worm are vulnerable populations of the country's two rarest species, the sand lizard and the smooth snake.
THERE are three snake species in the UK - grass snake, smooth snake and adder.
Our other two species are the grass snake and smooth snake (the slow worm is actually a legless lizard) They kill their prey by striking them then following their scent to find their bodies Its zig zag pattern always comes to a V on the head, right between the eyes