Reptiles of Austria

Snakes of Austria

The following non-venomous snakes can be found in Austria: Aesculapian snake (Vienna, Lower Austria, Upper Austria, Salzburg, Styria, Carinthia, Burgenland), smooth snake and grass snake (both in all parts of Austria), barred grass snake (Tirol, Vorarlberg), dice snake (Danube valley, around Baden and Graz, at Carinthian lakes).

Venomous snakes found in Austria are: common viper, horned viper (Carinthia, southern Styria), Orsini´s viper (formerly in the area around the southern railway line in Lower Austria, at Lake Neusiedl and in southern Styria, today no evidence of occurrence).

Poisonous snake bites British tourist in Bavarian supermarket

According to police in the small town in southern Bavaria, the 44-year-old woman from England was walking into the discount supermarket when she felt a sharp pain in her foot. In a freak attack, the snake bit her big toe after the woman unwittingly stepped on the common European viper, or adder.

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