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