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Grass Snake Couple
Two Grass Snakes (Natrix natrix) photographed during their mating season in the meadow near Black Creek on April 12, 2008. The Low Beskid.
The Grass Snake (Natrix natrix) is non-venomous and harmless to humans. It likes wet areas near mountain streams and creeks. The female is much larger than the male and can be from 85 do 150 cm long. The male's length ranges from 70 to 100 cm. Their mating season begins during April or early May after which the female lays about 30 eggs. The eggs hatch after two months and young look just like the miniatures of the adult snakes.
Natrix natrix 's diet consists mostly of frogs, crested newts and fish.
Grass snakes are hunted by storks, herons and buzzards.


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Andrej MašeraVery interesting photo

Andrej Mašera

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I am very happy this shot has become the Photo of the Day, despite you slightly disturbed the privacy of two snake "lovers", hehe. I always enjoy your excellent photos of the beauties of living nature, Henryk. Congratulations and thanks for sharing,
Cheers Andrej
Posted Apr 16, 2008 2:47 am

HenrykRe: Very interesting photo


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Thank you for your appreciation and all your votes. My wife and I are both retired and we have plenty of time for hiking. We try to take advantage of each nice and suny day and spend it in the mountains, forests and meadows. We learn a lot by observing nature. Kind Regards, Henryk.
Posted Apr 16, 2008 2:25 pm

Charlesnice shot!


Voted 10/10

is this the first pornographic picture of the day??? :o))


Posted Apr 16, 2008 6:21 am

HenrykRe: nice shot!


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Thank you for making me laugh! Greetings, Henryk.
Posted Apr 16, 2008 3:28 pm



Voted 10/10

photo its really heart touching photo
Posted Apr 16, 2008 9:44 am

HenrykRe: nice


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Thank you for the comment and vote. Greetings Henryk
Posted Apr 17, 2008 1:12 pm

Ivonasnake's date


Voted 10/10

what a romantic moment!!bravo Henryk!!
Posted Apr 16, 2008 12:44 pm

HenrykRe: snake's date


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Dziekuje. Weze na romantyczne spotkanie wybraly piekna lake. Obserwowalem zaskronce kilka lat zanim zrobilem im zdjecie z tak bliskiej odleglosci. Serdecznie pozdrawiam Henryk
Posted Apr 17, 2008 1:36 pm

Dow Williamsgood shot...

Dow Williams

Voted 10/10

cool contribution, thanks
Posted Apr 17, 2008 7:11 pm

HenrykRe: good shot...


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Thank you for the compliment. Greetings, Henryk
Posted Apr 18, 2008 2:54 am

lcarreauThe birds and


Voted 10/10

the bees and the flowers and
the trees,
And the moon up above;
And this thing called LOVE.
Great photo, Henryk!
- Larry
Posted Apr 18, 2008 3:28 pm

HenrykRe: The birds and


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Thank you for the poem. Greetings Henryk
Posted Apr 22, 2008 3:19 pm

desainmeGood photo


Voted 10/10

I'm glad you did not pull a Tiresias on these snakes.
Posted Aug 30, 2010 2:02 pm

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on Apr 15, 2008 2:38 am

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