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Snake at 1000m ?

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Offline Tore

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« on: May 11, 2007, 21:27 PM »
Came across this little chap at an altitude of about 1000 m on Guadarama, West of Pedriz
He was about 60 + cm long, with no fangs of note.
Can anybody tell me what he is?
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« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2007, 23:18 PM »
Hola,

Nice picture Tore,

Looks like a smooth snake...Coronella australica....(Culebra lisa europea)

http://www.herp.it/indexjs.htm?SpeciesPages/CoronAustr.htm

Or if not that then Southern smooth snake coronella girondica...(Culebra lisa meridional)...

Looking at the distribution it is more likely the southern smooth snake which is found all over Iberia whereas the smooth snake is found in the north (West) (above Salamanca and Segovia and also in a band across the Pyrenees).

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