YEAR OF THE SNAKE DAY # 5

YEAR OF THE SNAKE DAY #5

It’s the last day of Snake week and we’re going to the Mediterranean to meet one cool snake! In fact these snakes are quiet popular! Are you ready for our last adventure of the week? Let’s do this!

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MEET THE LEOPARD SNAKE!

leopard snake   Range/Habitat: Southern Europe- Mediterranean/forests, suburbs

   Diet: Carnivore: rodents

   Length/Weight: 28-39”

   Conservation Status: common

 

 

Fun Facts:

  • Leopard Snakes are also known as the European Ratsnake.
  • They are constrictors.
  • Leopard Snakes are cream with red and black blotches.
  • Leopard Snakes are shy and secretive.
  • They are crepuscular (active at dusk and dawn).

Leopard snakes are often considered the most colorful of the ratsnake family. In Greece, people often invite these snakes into their homes and gardens because they are so could as pest control! We love hearing about people and wildlife sharing space in harmony! See, snakes aren’t so bad after all!

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Categories: adventure, Animals, Children, conservation, education, Environment, nature, science, snakes, wildlife | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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2 thoughts on “YEAR OF THE SNAKE DAY # 5

  1. That snake is so pretty, I wish I could lick his head. Just one lick. I promise.

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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