Montpellier Snake

Malpolon monspessulanus

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Malpolon monspessulanus, commonly known as the Montpellier snake, is very common throughout the Mediterranean basin. The snake's specific name is a Latinized form of Montpellier, a city in southern France. It is up to 2.00 metres (7 ft) long and may weigh up to 1.5 kilograms (3 lb). It is active during the day and mainly feeds on lizards.

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  1. (c) Trebol-a, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), http://www.flickr.com/photos/70417829@N00/4812940396
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malpolon_monspessulanus

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