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Ringing Day 1

This Wryneck Jynx torquilla is the first bird ringed for the season. It was not a very fruitfull day in numbers but guess what! We got a Cat Snake Telescopus fallax which cost us a nice hole on the net in order to set it free unharmed. Other species ringed today: Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea […]

Cat snake

Cat snake (Telescopus fallax) is the sole snake species in Antikythira. It is not dangerous for man because it is opisthoglyph, meaning that the poison is found in the back of the mouth, plus its mouth opening is not big enough to bite big objects. Usually observed at nights when it goes for hunting. This juvenile […]