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Monday, 25th May, 2009 (GMT)
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We don't get many reptiles here in Sweden - this was one I took last weekend - I heard this one (a grass snake) slithering amongst the leaves before I saw him - by the time I caught up with him he was all curled up under a rock. Things I've recently learnt for id'ing these - are that the grass snake typically has a whiteish head and partial stripes - the other possibility for Sweden was an adder/viper - but these have a distinct diamond pattern on their backs - and on their heads.
|Submitted:||Monday, 1st June, 2009 11:36 (GMT)|
|Taken:||Sunday, 24th May, 2009|
|Focal length:||280 mm|
|Shutter speed:||1/50 sec|
|Notes:||Hand held - I didn't like to get too close to this chap - as at the time I wasn't sure if it was a viper - which are at their most poisonous right now - or a grass snake (non poisonous). I hadn't realised grass snakes can grow so long either. Hand held.|
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