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I'm wondering what kind of snake is the one in the attached photo. It looks like Vipera aspis but It seemed a bit too big (lenght of about 1 meter).

This photo was taken near Como, in the north of Italy, in the woods of Parco Spina Verde.

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  • $\begingroup$ Did the snake have dark V on his head? $\endgroup$
    – L.Diago
    May 9, 2018 at 13:17
  • $\begingroup$ I'm afraid I can't tell.. the snake quickly run away and I didn't have enough time to look closely the details on his body $\endgroup$ May 11, 2018 at 18:41
  • $\begingroup$ So i think you really cant expect much more then my answer. Unfortunatly because i want to know true name.. $\endgroup$
    – L.Diago
    May 11, 2018 at 21:28

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I think it could be Vipera aspis, but that leght what did you descripe is really rare. Anyway it can be Smooth Snake(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smooth_snake) too. But you know personaly i cant do more from this point of view. The smooth snake is much more common and longer so there is a bigger possibility.

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In my opinion a very nicely patterned individual of the recently newly described Barred grass snake. Used to be part of Natrix natrix. Non venomous, not dangerous.

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