These are the most common snakes seen around Almería:
English: Ladder snake. Latin: Elaphe scalaris, Spanish: Culebra de escalera
Montpellier Snake, Malpolon Monspessulanus, Culebra Bastarda.
Horseshoe snake, Coluber hippocrepis, Culebra de herradura
Southern smooth snake Coronella Girondica Culebra bordelesa, culebra coronela lisa meridional
Less common here are:
False smooth snake Macroprotodon Cucullatus Culebra de Cugulla
Grass snake Natrix natrix Culebra de agua or de collar
Q. Are there adders (Vipera Berus) snakes in Spain?
A. My research says not, but the snake below is often mistaken for an adder, (adding to the myth that there are).
Viperine Snake Natrix Maura Culebra Viperina
End of page updated 10th October 2013