Sākums Animals Grass Snake

Grass Snake

The Grass Snake has a wide range in Europe and the western part of Asia. It is a common species in most of its range. The global population is considered to be stable, but some local populations are declining. The Grass Snake is endangered in Switzerland where 90% of wetland habitats have been drained. 


■ Listed in Appendix III of the Bern Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats as a protected fauna species.


■ Phylum Chordata – chordates
■ Class Reptilia – reptiles
■ Order Squamata – scaled reptiles
■ Suborder Serpentes – snakes
■ Family Natricidae – grass snakes and relatives
■ Species Natrix natrix – Grass Snake

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