Grass Snake, Forest of Dean

Grass Snake, Forest of Dean, originally uploaded by Ben909.

Not being venomous, the snake's only defence is to produce a foul-smelling fluid (containing asafoetida) from the anal glands (I sense a theme developing in this evening's pictures) and/or feigning death by becoming completely limp. Rarely, they may also perform fake attacks, striking without actually opening their mouths. They bite in defense rarely.

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