- Common name: Grass snake
- Latin name: Natrix natrix
- Habitat: Mainly near woodland and field edges, and also near water.
- Diet: Mainly amphibians; plenty of those in our garden!
- Length: Females normally about 80-110 cm. Males are often about 50 cm shorter, leading us to believe that this one is a female.
- Bulgarian name: unknown
We found this little beautiful grass snake outside the house. The cat was playing with it, so it was a bit distressed and adopted a defensive pose when asked for a photograph. We got Fog inside and hid the snake under a tile, where it could make good it’s escape. Not the first snake we’ve seen, but the first we’ve got a really good look at!