Dead Smooth Snake

We’ve had a lot of smooth snakes (Coronella austriaca) this year. Until you get close enough to see the stripe through their eye, they resemble adders. This one was lying dead just outside my front gate. I would have taken its skin but the wound on its belly was full of wriggling things…

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My name is Edward O'Toole and I live in one of the wildest, most beautiful parts of Europe, in the Carpathian Mountains of Eastern Slovakia. Life is an adventure - both physically and metaphysically... I've been living out here for the last 22 years, along with my wife, 3 kids and Jack Russell. My main interests involve bushcraft, prepping, survival and wilderness living (self-sufficiency and self-reliance), ecological, green, smart and natural solutions, motorcycles and motorbike club life, writing and art (I have 7 published books), and exploring the paranormal. For more about my lifestyle, art and writing visit http://www.edwardotoole.com

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