The Grass Snake is the largest indigenous reptile in the UK, typically males reach 100 cm, females up to130 cm, though larger individuals have been recorded.The hatchling pictured was no more than 15cm long.
The Grass Snake favours rough land and pastures, usually close to a standing body of water. Feeding almost exclusively on amphibians, some individuals may take small fish. The Grass Snake is an occasional garden visitor.
Location: Surrey, England