A horseshoe whipsnake

We came on this very young horseshoe whipsnake (Hemorrhois hippocrepis) this morning on the stone steps of Guadi’s Bodega Güell in El Garraf built as a winery for the slave-enriched Catalan industrialist Güell. Albert, our toddler, was very excited by his first snake. Not venomous but this one was certainly feisty.