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.