A Flora and Fauna of Symi

A personal guide to the wildlife of Symi and beyond

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Dwarf snake

These nice photos of a dwarf snake (Eirenis mosestus) were taken by Justine and identified by Matt Wilson. A harmless small snake with a pencil thin body and a head that is poorly differentiated from the rest of its body. It is to be found on many Dodekanese islands and mainland Turkey and it feeds on spiders, invertebrates scorpions and small lizards.

 

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