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Dr Scott Nimmo
Dr Scott Nimmo, Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon.
Category: Vet
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Experience:  BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }
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Scott, many thanks for your help with the snake query. It is

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Scott, many thanks for your help with the snake query. It is 99.9% a grass snake from the photo you sent, but in 10 years in cavendish I have never seen one - I was more concerned that it has come back with my luggage from HongKong.

Thanks again
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr Scott Nimmo replied 3 years ago.
No problem, very glad to have advised you.

It pretty well had to be a grass snake from your description. I spent many years in practice in Essex and saw quite a few of them there, but they are quite secretive.

I am now based in Mindanao Philippines and see quite a lot of snakes in the surroundings but none quite match to the grass snake appearance.

Kindest regards,


Scott