1A common harmless Eurasian snake that typically has a yellowish band around the neck and is often found in or near water.
- Natrix natrix, family Colubridae
- Adders are one of three species of snake which can be found in the British Isles, the others being the smooth snake and the grass snake.
- A few years ago in the Midlands of England, I witnessed a crowd gathered around a grass snake in a meadow near a footpath.
- But experts say the serpent is more likely to be a harmless grass snake.
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