snakes in the grass are free

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  1. seymore

    seymore Read Only Funster

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    we have just returned from nomandy france. while there we accidentally ran over a snake, cutting its head off. It was about a foot long, quite thin and dark brown with a thin black line the length of its body. there were no diamonds or zigzags on it. anyone know what it could be ? our french neighbour said if the pupils of its eyes were vertical slits it was venemous but if its pupils were round it was harmless,since the head was unrecognisable as such (its mother wouldn't know it) we have no idea what it was.
     
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    Sounds like a grass snake/slow worm - harmless if so.
     
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    I dont suppose it really cares what it was anymore. :Sad:

    Jim
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    Awwwww Jim. That was sad:cry::cry::cry:
     
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    thanks for your interest

    thanks peter. the snake was nothing like the ones on the link you provided. it was small maybe the young snakes are marked differently.

    Thanks for having some soul Movan ,my wife and me were gutted when we found we'd run over it.it is the first wild snake weve seen. CHEERS seymore
     
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