OH spotted these enjoying the sunshine late this afternoon. They scarpered towards a big compost heap but he had time to take a couple of pics.
Anyone know what they are? About 3' long - 90cms to you younger folk. We're in the Vendée so not just a choice between grass snakes and adders. Not worried about us but we do have 2 dogs and 2 young cats nearing a year old.
Hi Obelixx, yes it is the Western Whip snake or Couleuvre as it is known in France. We have them down here and they are not venomous. They can seem quite intimidating when you cross them as my OH found out when he rounded a corner and came face to face with one - I've never seen him run so fast!