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I would like some help with the recognition of the snake shown in the image below. I was doing a fieldwork in a forest in Slovakia when I found it.

I was thinking it could be a water snake but I am no expert in snakes. Does someone know what kind of snake is this?

image of snake

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Aesculapian snake (Zamenis longissimus). Common european species, non venomous, rodent/egg eater.

edit1: they can swim and can be found next to water bodies but are terrestrial.

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