New snake discovered by Snake George officially confirmed

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By Bejay Browne

A new snake discovered in Cyprus has now been scientifically identified and confirmed, thanks to the efforts of a local herpetologist.

This brings the total to nine species of snakes living in Cyprus.

Hans-Jörg Wiedl, better known as ‘Snake George,’ discovered the ninth snake, the black-headed ground snake, which is thin and non-venomous and is an endemic sub species of the Rhynchocalamus melanocephalus was living in Cyprus.

He initially discovered it in 2013 and this was followed by a second specimen found in 2017 by someone else. The herpetologist then encountered...

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New snake discovered by Snake George officially confirmed

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