Snakes

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Popular snake species

The grass snake, the UK's largest reptile, is a timid, non-venomous species which can easily reach over a metre in length.

An excellent swimmer, the grass snake is able to remain underwater for half an hour and often preys upon frogs, toads, newts and fish which are grabbed before being swallowed alive. When threatened, the grass snake will play dead in order to try and deter potential predators.