NewsCalifornian chain snake is spreading in Baden-Württemberg

Californian chain snake is spreading in Baden-Württemberg

Created: 8/8/2022, 3:58 p.m

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The California chain snake – harmless to humans. © Andrea Warnecke/dpa

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)

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