A photo diary from the Languedoc region of France, particularly around the vicinity of Lamalou-les-Bains, my previous home town in France. Please see my new blog "Moorlands and Peak".
Monday, 7 June 2010
Southern Smooth Snake
Southern Smooth Snake Coronella girondica
This evening, we found this snake near our gate. It is about 40-50cm long and as thick as my middle finger. The stripe running from neck to eye and forming a "bridle" across the nose, the round pupilled eyes and the keel-less,smooth scales help in identification. This snake is non-venomous and quite common in Mediterranean regions. (Canon EOS450D, Sigma 17-70mm @ 53mm, 1/200s @ f/8.0, flash)