A Flora and Fauna of Symi

A personal guide to the wildlife of Symi and beyond

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Snakes!

Coming home today a friend (thanks Rhiannan) pointed out a small snake crossing the path in front of us. Barely 12cm long and with beautiful markings on its head, this is a Dwarf snake or Eirenis Modestus. This is last year's young and will grow to about 30cm when mature. Its diet consists of spiders, insects, centipedes, scorpions and small lizards and is mainly active in the twilight or shady places. I placed this fellow in the long grass nearby. 

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