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Systematic classification and distribution
Kind: Zamenis lineatus
Species: Z. lineatus
Synonym: Elaphe lineata
The red-eyed sack (Zamenis lineatus) is a snake widespread in Sicily and southern Italy. It lives in uncultivated and sunny areas typical of the Mediterranean scrub.
It can also reach the length of two meters. The basic color is beige, the scales have a white border. Longitudinal brown streaks are sometimes present. The ventral region is lighter in color. The iris is red in most of the specimens and hence the common name of the species.
It feeds on small reptiles, eggs, nestlings and small mammals.
Eye Saw - Zamenis lineatus (photo Thomas Reich www.euroherp.com)
Eye Saw - Zamenis lineatus (photo www.hylawerkgroep.be)
curated by Ivana Stella