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    Posted: 28 Aug 2018 at 9:32am
Hi all, my children found this snake in our garden unfortunately it was dead so not sure if a bird of prey had dropped it or not. However I am keen to find out what species it is as obviously concerned for my children should his be venomous. Hope you can help many thanks.
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Hi there

Nothing to worry about - a grass snake, completely harmless - although smelly when provoked! Although not clear on the photo there is a yellow "collar" behind the head which is instantly identifiable.
(Mind you, adders, equally readily identifiable are a pretty negligible threat. As a "dangerous wild animal" they are a bit of a failure. Literally more people killed in any single year by any one of bees, wasp, dogs etc than adders have managed in the last century! leave them alone and they are totally harmless)

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Hi Chris that is great thank you, there was no yellow collar around it’s neck. Just wanted to put my wife’s mind at ease also as she has a phobia of snakes and hasn’t slept the last few nights lol. Thank you
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