There are three native snake species in the UK as well as several non-native species. Take a look at the pages below to find out more about where to find them, how to identify them, their lifecycles and protection. There are also frequently asked question pages that should answer any other queries!
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And don't forget to REPORT YOUR SIGHTINGS!
Where to find grass snakes, how to identify them, their lifecycle and protection status.Read more
Where to find the smooth snake, how to identify them, their lifecycle and protection status.Read more
Where to find slow-worms (legless lizard), how to identify them, their lifecycle and protection status.Read more
Information about non-native reptilesRead more
Advice on what to do if you find a snake in your garden.Read more
Is the snake I've found an escaped pet? What to do if you find a non-native snake.Read more
Frequently Asked Questions about... snakes!Read more
Send in snake sloughs (shed skins) and help to build up a ‘Reptile Genebank'Read more
Answers to frequently asked questions about adder bitesRead more
Take simple steps to encourage frogs, toads, newts, snakes and lizards into your garden!Read more