This afternoon, my fiance's little brother came running to me, squealing with delight that he had found a "Blindschleiche" that was captured in a very deep hole. I came outside and took a look at it and I could almost sweat that it was no Blindschleiche, but in fact, a Ringelnatter (a simple grass snake/ringed snake), from what I could tell.
The term "Blindschlieche" refers to a brown creature that often resembles a snake, usually coloured brown with a light pink tongue. What we saw, though, was black with a white underside with a yellow collar and a black tongue.
I thought that Germany was only supposed to have the Blindschleiche and another snake which is very poisonous, though rare? Has anyone else seen one of these in Germany?