Wild life and nature of Samos, Ikaria & Fournoi

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Reptiles & amphibians

European rat snake (Zamenis situla)


A non-venemous snake that can reach a total length of 1 m. It has a grey-yellow colour dotted with brown or red blotches along the top of the body and its flanks throughout its entire length. It has a characteristic black, U-shaped pattern between its nostrils and eyes.


Frequents many anthropogenic influenced areas like vineyards and olive orchards. It is also found in sclerophyllous habitats or rocky outcrops.


Zamenis situlus is a diurnal species that hunts small mammals, birds, and lizards.

Protection status

This species is listed as “Least Concern” by IUCN Red List.

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