The Smooth Snake is a rather small, slender snake, which grows to no more than 80 cm in length. It has a flattened head that is barely distinguishable from the neck, and globular eyeballs betraying its diurnal way of life. Males tend to be of brownish color, whereas females are grey-brown with a grey belly. Juvenile smooth snakes usually have a reddish belly. The Smooth Snake is widespread on sunny and stony slopes covered with shrubbery, and in rocky terrain. It also seeks out piles of rubble and other dry and shrubby places. It primarily hunts lizards, but will occasionally catch the odd slowworm or snake.