Rare melanistic individual.
Osservazione diretta di individui
Ph. Roberto Zanella
Segnalazione di L. Boldetti, animale roadkilled
Second smooth snake of the day.. adult one, getting away while taking the picture.
Coronella austriaca (commonly known as a smooth snake) is a non-venomous colubrid species found in northern and central Europe, but also as far east as northern Iran. The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) currently recognizes three subspecies, including the typical form described here.