Grass-snake, is a snake species that is found in large parts of Europe. In Sweden, it is the largest species and the only one that lays eggs. Snakes are not poisonous and rarely attack humans. Its color varies greatly from gray-green to brown but is recognizable by the light dots on each side of the neck. It feeds on amphibians, fish and small mammals. The fact that it eats small rodents makes the snake a useful animal.
How to avoid them:
- Snakes thrive near water, if you avoid areas close to the lake, you will probably not encounter any snakes.
Suitable treatments: snakes, like other snake species in Sweden, are protected and should therefore not be controlled.