• Kevin Esser

Local Reptiles

Here is a small collection of reptiles I observed during the summer. All the pictures were taken in spots within a driving range of 5 - 30 minutes from my home.

Natrix natrix - Grass Snake, juvenile
Natrix natrix - Grass Snake, juvenile
Zootoca vivipara - Viviparous lizards
Zootoca vivipara - Viviparous lizards
Coronella austriaca - Smooth Snake
Coronella austriaca - Smooth Snake
Smooth Snake - portrait
Smooth Snake - portrait
Anguis fragilis - Slow worm, with a nice coloration
Anguis fragilis - Slow worm, with a nice coloration
Natrix tessellata - Dice Snake
Natrix tessellata - Dice Snake
Lacerta agilis - Sand Lizard
Lacerta agilis - Sand Lizard
Sand Lizard - Portrait
Sand Lizard - Portrait
Natrix natrix - Grass Snake
Natrix natrix - Grass Snake
Grass Snake - Portrait
Grass Snake - Portrait

I am very fortunate to live in the center of one of Germany's Aesculapian Snake populations. This year I observed many of these amazing reptiles.


Zamenis longissimus - Aesculapian Snake, subadult
Zamenis longissimus - Aesculapian Snake, subadult
Zamenis longissimus - Aesculapian Snake
Zamenis longissimus - Aesculapian Snake
Zamenis longissimus - Aesculapian Snake
Zamenis longissimus - Aesculapian Snake