Smooth snake. ‘coronella austriaca’. Purbeck, Dorset.

Smooth snake. 'coronella austriaca'. Purbeck, Dorset, England

Smooth Snake , these are shy creatures and very hard to find . Their numbers have declined with habitat loss in recent times. This specimen was photographed in Dorset . It took three days of searching to find the snake and i just came across it sunbathing on a tin sheet on the heath . I was mesmerized by it and sat and watched it moving in very slowly as not frighten or disturb it , moving a bit closer very slowly and getting several shots off.


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