Smooth snakes from Åland, Finland

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Smooth snakes from Åland, Finland

Postby Tom Hoogesteger » Sat Aug 28, 2010 1:59 pm

In Finland Coronella austriaca is known only from the islands of Åland. There are very few records of the species, but our findings from Åland this summer suggest that the smooth snake might actually be more common than thought. We found quite a few of these awesome snakes, including some previously unknown locations. Here are some pictures from this summer.
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Adult female C. austriaca in its habitat
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Smooth snake in its habitat
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in-situ
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A 69cm long D.O.R. male specimen with a remarkable striped dorsal pattern
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Re: Smooth snakes from Åland, Finland

Postby Mario Schweiger » Sat Aug 28, 2010 2:27 pm

Good findings of this secretive living snake, Tom :D

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Re: Smooth snakes from Åland, Finland

Postby Martti Niskanen » Sun Aug 29, 2010 6:42 pm

Great stuff, Tom. A very rare treat to see photos of the finnish specimens.

However, check your display settings. Your photos are over exposed. Nikons tend to do that by default.

Cheers.

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