Snakes in Spain
Of the 12 species dwelling in Spain, five are venomous, the seaone’s viper being the most dangerous among all species. You would find the venomous and non-venomous species distributed throughout the country.
The seoane’s viper makes its home in the northern parts of Spain. The false smooth snake, a non-venomous species, inhabits the entire Mediterranean basin, mainly Catalonia in the country’s northern part.
Andalusia, Spain’s southernmost region, also has its share of snakes, the viperine water snake and the montpellier snake being the commonest species living here. The motpellier snake is also Spain’s largest 78 inches long.
|Vipera||Seoane’s Viper (Iberian Cross Adder )|
|Macroprotodon||False Smooth Snake|
|Horseshoe Whip Snake|
|Natrix||–||Viperine Water Snake|
|Coronella||–||Southern Smooth Snake|
|Hierophis||–||Green Whip Snake|