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Smooth Snake

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Common Name Smooth Snake
Scientific Name Coronella austriaca
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Related Species Snakes
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Habitat Reference H1: Dry Heath

A numerous but rarely seen snake species on the Dorset heaths but nationally rare.



Contributors to the Nature of Dorset have seen this species at these locations:

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These contributors have submitted records for this species:

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Contributed By Records
Birds Poole Harbour 1
Fabian Harrison 1
Retweet 1

The original tweets from which these records have been derived:

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Record Datesort ascending Recorded at Recorded by Tweet
17/08/2017 - 16:10 Fabian Harrison RT @Fabian_Harrison: Awesome experience seeing & holding my first Smooth snake!! (under license) on an @RSPBArne reptile survey this mornin…
16/07/2017 - 22:00 Retweet RT @ChrisRoly: On #WorldSnakeDay black adder and 3 smooth snakes found today during licensed survey on Dorset heathland @ARC_Bytes @Dorset…
24/04/2017 - 18:15 Birds Poole Harbour 2/2 Woodlark, Willow Warbler, hirundines, Whimbrel, Stonechats, Smooth Snakes, Common Lizards, Slow Worms and more @RSPBArne @RSPBSouthWest