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I was recently on holiday in Zakynthos, Greece. When this unexpected visitor made an appearance on the beach. I am having trouble identifying this snake, so if anyone can help please.
I think this is a four-lined snake, Elaphe quatuorlineata, going on the banding and the break in the dark band just behind the head, which is shown excellently in this photo - http://nemys.ugent.be/media/group16/TRIPS/28/243_4305.jpg [from http://www.hylawerkgroep.be/jeroen/index.php?id=28].
Other images of four-lined snake, for comparison: