The forest of Chizé, a sanctuary for snakes
Here is one of the last refuges for snakes in the south of Deux-Sèvres: the Chizé forest. A monitoring by scientists of the Centre d’études biologiques de Chizé (CNRS) for more than 25 years allows to demonstrate the very strong link between snakes and their habitat. These inventories carried out over the long term, with more than 10,000 observations, offer an almost unique view in France on 4 species of snakes. Xavier Bonnet, from the Center for Biological Studies in Chizé, explains it all.