The Reptile Diaries: Male or female grass snake?

Seeing grass snakes side by side makes it much easier to identify males from females. However, after identifying many grass snakes this year, I now feel confident in being able to tell the sexes apart.

  • Female grass snakes are much larger than the male grass snake. Here you can see a real difference in girth between the male and female grass snake…

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  • Female grass snakes tend to have a much browner colouration whereas the male grass snake has an olive green tinge to his scales…

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