British Snakes

British Snakes on Wild About Britain include the latest UK snake news, lots of British snake images in our photo gallery, hundreds of snake conversations in the reptile forums, a directory of snake-related organisations and websites, as well as a reference encyclopedia with information on UK species including the Grass Snake, the Smooth Snake and the Adder

Encyclopedia of British Snakes

Common Name Scientific Name Description
Adder Vipera berus

An often thick-bodied viper with a flat snout, nearly always several large scales on the top of... more

Smooth Snake Coronella austriaca

The Smooth Snake is a slender snake covered in smooth flat scales and vary in colour from grey,... more

Grass Snake Natrix natrix

Usually olive green with darker blotches and a yellow collar with a black border.

Identification of British Snakes

Vipera berus
Coronella austriaca
Natrix natrix