Namespaces Article Talk. The status of the Iranian enclave population remains unclear due to its specific morphological characteristics smaller length, scale arrangement, darker underbelly , probably pending reclassification. Ventral scales are sharply angled where the underside meets the side of the body, which enhances the species' climbing ability.
The species has been extinct in Denmark for around years. We suggest you upgrade to a modern browser. Our website has detected that you are using an outdated insecure browser that will prevent you from using the site.
Lifespan is estimated at about 25 to 30 years. Laurenti , Aesculapian Snake 1.
Hacienda osuna. Aesculapian Rat Snake
You can copy this taxon into another guide. Conservation status. Scale arrangement includes 23 dorsal scale rows at midbody rarely 19 or 21 , ventral scales , a divided anal scale , and paired subcaudal scales Schultz ; Arnold Populations in the Cantabrian Mountains Spain , western Germany, western Czech Republic, and southern Ukraine are isolated from the main range, and it is possibly localized in Romania and Moldova. It is not a harmful invasive species, and the population was thought likely to become extinct. The Reptile Database. Very adept climber so often seen in trees and bushes. We suggest you upgrade to a modern browser.
The populations previously classified as Elaphe longissima living in south-east Azerbaijan and northern Iranian Hyrcanian forests were reclassified by Nilson and Andrén in to Elaphe persica , now Zamenis persicus. This population had persisted and reproduced since at least the early s. There are three populations of Aesculapian snake which derive from escapes in Great Britain. Standing Committee, 26th meeting, 27—30 November
Predators include badgers and other mustelids , foxes, wild boar mainly by digging up and decimating hatches and newborns , hedgehogs, and various birds of prey though there are reports of adults successfully standing their ground against feathered attackers. The species has been of cultural and historical significance for its role in ancient Greek and Roman mythology and derived symbolism. The species, along with four-lined snakes , is carried in an annual religious procession in Cocullo in central Italy , which is of separate origin and was later made part of the Catholic calendar. Adults uniformly grey, olive or brownish with some light stippling on scales.