Viperine Snake

Natrix maura

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Natrix maura is a viperine water snake of the genus Natrix. The viperine snake is found in rivers and lakes in south western Europe and it also lives in north western Africa. It has also been recorded from areas of brackish water. This non-venomous, semi-aquatic, fish-eating snake was given its name due to behavioural and aesthetic similarities with sympatric adder species. It looks like an adder and behaves like one. It is known to strike like...

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