from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of colubrine snakes to which various limits have been given.
- n. A snake of this genus.
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- n. water snakes; a cosmopolitan genus
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In my experience lay people find it utterly inconceivable that it’s not a snake, and most think that it’s a ‘grass snake’ (the true Grass snake Natrix natrix is an amphibious colubrid that’s normally between 60-100 cm long).
Among non-venomous snakes are water snake (Natrix natrix), rat snakes (Coluber), blind wormsnake (Typhlops vermicularis).
Palearctic reptiles and amphibians are also found in the ecoregion, for example Natrix natrix and the amphibians Bufo regularis, Rana ridibunda and Bufo viridis.
The most common reptiles are Lacerta viridis, Chalcides chalcides, Psamodromus hispanicus, Natrix natrix, and N. maura.
"I think it's now more im - perative than ever that I have a talk with Londa, the domi - natrix Mick is so attached to."
Pistacia lentiscus, Peganum harmala, Agave americana, Anonis natrix, rubus discolor and Ruta montana.
Snakes (_Coluber natrix_ and other species), vipers (_Vipera berus_ and _V. ammodytes_), and land and water tortoises are numerous.
The only other kind is the common grass snake (coluber natrix).
Country people talk much of a water-snake, but, I am pretty sure, without any reason; for the common snake (_coluber natrix_) delights much to sport in the water, perhaps with a view to procure frogs and other food.
Jeune couleuvre à collier Natrix natrix prenant le soleil entre les nénuphars de la mare.
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