Balkan Racer

The Balkan Racer is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

* Balkan Racer in defensive posture Balkan Racer in defensive posture * last edit: Tue Nov 06 05:32:51 PST 2007 * comments: 2 More

Balkan Racer in defensive posture * A Balkan Green Lizard hiding in a crevice * Balkan Wall Lizard in its Habitat More

an agile Balkan Racer, Hierophis gemonensis, in defensive posture from nearby. It's a snake, that bites quickly, but can barely harm you, as its mouth/teeth are too small. Photo and Copyright Konrad Mebert continuing towards the hills near Vladimir. More

A Balkan Racer, Hierophis gemonensis. Photo and Copyright Konrad Mebert portrait of the Balkan Racer. More

Another Balkan racer was thinking along the same lines. Ivan Petkov retired from the Bulgarian ski team in 1976 and took up windsurfing. He designed and built a line of “Bora” sailboards and won the national championships three times between 1977 and 1980. More

In Europe if you have ever tried to catch a Balkan racer Hierophis gemonensis you can rate those as darn fast! _________________ TP Back to top View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Martti N Pseudoxyrhophiidae More

Common names

Balkan Racer in English - English
Balkan-Zornnatter in German - Deutsch
Balkantoornslang in Dutch - Nederlands

Picture of Hierophis gemonensis has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution.
Original source:
Author: Stanislav Krejčík
Permission: Some rights reserved
Order : Squamata
Family : Colubridae
Genus : Hierophis
Species : Hierophis gemonensis
Authority : LAURENTI 1768