Steve Howe (October)
Whilst Paddling on the lower Glaslyn with Helen Morton last week she took this great photo of a grass snake swimming across the river!
Often reaching as much as five feet in length British Grass Snakes are not poisonous and they do no constrict their prey. They simply catch prey that comes within striking distance (usually small frogs or toads) and swallow them whole. They are easily satisfied though - an adult Grass Snake can survive a whole year on just six or seven frogs.