Grass Snake (Natrix helvetica)
Newton and Lovelace are our pair of barred grass snakes, Natrix helvetica. Grass snakes are one of three native species of snake to Britain, and can be identified by their olive green colouration often with black barring on their sides and a yellow and black collar.
Newton and Lovelace were hatched in captivity in 2021 by captive bred parents belonging to a breeder in the UK, and came to us at just several weeks old. Newton is our little male, being substantially smaller than females. Lovelace is our larger female.
Newton and Lovelace live in an outdoor enclosure, meaning they have access to natural British weather which is perfect for them to thrive. They have a varied diet of fish, amphibian and rodents. Wild grass snakes often musk as a defence mechanism when picked up, however Newton and Lovelace both do very well with handling due to being bred in captivity.