Introduced animal species can be dangerous for ecosystems. This also applies to a snake that was recently found in southern Baden, among other places.
Baden-Württemberg – Experts know the Californian chain snake under the species name Lampropeltis californiae, actually it is native to Mexico and the southwest of the USA. She is considered a skilled hunter and preys on birds, small mammals and lizards, and sometimes other snakes. After several finds in Baden-Württemberg, among other places, experts are now warning of the snake species.
HEIDELBERG24 reveals all the facts about the Californian chain snake – and about possible dangers for the ecosystem of Baden-Württemberg.
The dark brown, yellow-striped California chain snake has been on the Union list of invasive species since early August. (mko)