A weekend in Rome produced some wildlife with the Fora Romano being the most productive area. Birds included Blue Rock Thrush, Firecrest, Lesser Kestrel, Peregrine and Sardinian Warbler (Serin and Pallid Swift were common). The reptiles stole the show though with Italian Wall Lizards darting about too fast to photograph and this stunning snake found by Alex resting on a ledge.
There is a lot of snake here; as well as several coils you can just make out the tip of the thin tail at the very far left of the bottom picture.
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Western Whip Snake Hierophis viridiflavus
Canon Powershot A640