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2007-06-25 06:57:11

The Dice Snake, Natrix tessellata, is a European non-venomous snake of the family Colubridae. It is found throughout Europe and Asia. Commonly found in Germany, Austria, France, Bosnia, Serbia, Italy, Albania, Romania, Hungary, Turkey, Greece, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iraq, Jordan, Egypt, China and many other countries. Dice Snakes tend to be 39 to 51 inches long with the females larger than the males. The colors may vary from Grayish-green to brownish or almost black, with dark...

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2005-06-22 14:11:38

The Grass Snake (Natrix natrix), sometimes called the Ringed Snake or Water Snake, is a European non-venomous snake. The Grass Snake is typically dark green or brown in color with a characteristic yellow collar behind the head, which explains the alternative name ringed snake. The color may also range from grey to black. The underside is lighter in color. In Britain the Grass Snake is the largest reptile reaching up to 120cm total length. Although they will occasionally eat mammals and...

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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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