Male Grass Snake in tonguing mode. I just love these feisty creatures. I was so pleased to get anywhere near them today. My heart was the shutter of a 20D.
Grass Snake- natrix natrix
Grass Snakes inhabit grassland where there is plenty of water but will also come into gardens with ponds where they feed on tadpoles and small fish. They are totally harmless to human beings so if you do come across one of them then please leave it in peace. You should also know that in garden settings they also relish slugs and snails so they're a gardener's best friend really.