Grass Snake (Natrix natrix)

The grass snake is a non- venomous snake often found in damp or wet places.  It is a very good swimmer and feeds mainly on frogs and toads, with the occasional tadpole, fish or even a small mammal if it has the chance.  They lay their clutch of eggs in holes or rabbit burrows, or under logs or stones.  If they have suitable habitat and can avoid predators, such as buzzards, they can live to around 30 years of age.