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Photo Article from the Greek hovel - wildlife diversity horror part 1

Tom Winnifrith
Thursday 8 July 2021

So Joshua and I were driving back to the Greek Hovel this afternoon and had turned off what is known as Slater slope at the top of snake hill and were driving through the 800 yards of olive groves that lead to the Hovel. At the start of that patch in a section owned by lovely Eleni of the Kourounis taverna is an old well which I have always viewed as the sort of place a snake would hang out. And thus guess what I spotted?

Yes indeed it is a snake. I quickly wound up my window ordered Joshua to do the same and reversed the car to take the snap you can see below. This is a small snake and thus almost certainly a venomous type of adder. Joshua asked if it will be following us home. I rather think that it will be staying in what will be a prime location for its kind. I certainly hope so. More wildlife diversity horrors will be revealed tomorrow


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About Tom Winnifrith
Tom Winnifrith is the editor of When he is not harvesting olives in Greece, he is (planning to) raise goats in Wales.
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