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Celebrating Snake Day

To mark World Snake Day check out the EcoNorth team’s top 5 facts about Snakes in the UK:

  1. The UK has three native species:  adder, grass snake and smooth snake
  2. Grass snakes can’t digest their food if the temperature drops below 5oC, which is why they hibernate
  3. No one has died from an adder bite in the UK since the 1970s
  4. Male adders are territorial whilst females give both to live young
  5. Grass snakes play dead when threatened, hiss and can release a horrible-smelling liquid from their anal glands as a defense mechanism

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