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 Mašera

Andrej Mašera - Apr 16, 2008 2:47 am - Voted 10/10

Very interesting photo

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

Henryk

Henryk - Apr 16, 2008 2:25 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Very interesting photo

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.

Charles

Charles - Apr 16, 2008 6:21 am - Voted 10/10

nice shot!

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

Cheers

Charles

Henryk

Henryk - Apr 16, 2008 3:28 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: nice shot!

Thank you for making me laugh! Greetings, Henryk.

kaiser

kaiser - Apr 16, 2008 9:44 am - Voted 10/10

nice

photo its really heart touching photo

Henryk

Henryk - Apr 17, 2008 1:12 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: nice

Thank you for the comment and vote. Greetings Henryk

Ivona

Ivona - Apr 16, 2008 12:44 pm - Voted 10/10

snake's date

what a romantic moment!!bravo Henryk!!

Henryk

Henryk - Apr 17, 2008 1:36 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: snake's date

Dziekuje. Weze na romantyczne spotkanie wybraly piekna lake. Obserwowalem zaskronce kilka lat zanim zrobilem im zdjecie z tak bliskiej odleglosci. Serdecznie pozdrawiam Henryk

Dow Williams

Dow Williams - Apr 17, 2008 7:11 pm - Voted 10/10

good shot...

cool contribution, thanks

Henryk

Henryk - Apr 18, 2008 2:54 am - Hasn't voted

Re: good shot...

Thank you for the compliment. Greetings, Henryk

lcarreau

lcarreau - Apr 18, 2008 3:28 pm - Voted 10/10

The birds and

the bees and the flowers and
the trees,
And the moon up above;
And this thing called LOVE.
Great photo, Henryk!
- Larry

Henryk

Henryk - Apr 22, 2008 3:19 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: The birds and

Thank you for the poem. Greetings Henryk

desainme

desainme - Aug 30, 2010 2:02 pm - Voted 10/10

Good photo

I'm glad you did not pull a Tiresias on these snakes.

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