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axel
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Posted: 23 Aug 2010
Had a pleasant surprise yesterday...

Visited one of the local spots on Anglesey and found 6 baby adders plus 1 stillborn around the same gorse bush! From my experience this seems much earlier than usual - guess that warm spell earlier in the year has speeded up development of the unborn snakes.



Jonathan
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Posted: 24 Aug 2010

Oooh, excellent, I was just about to start a thread on this.  Nothing up by me yet in South Staffs.

Watch those still borns.  I had one in 2006 and popped the sac open... dead to the world.  Took it home to take some decent pictures, which I did. Ten hours later, it was very much alive and kicking.  Released back into the wide world the following week after it had eaten a pinky.  Hope it gave it that extra energy to make up for it's poor start.

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herpetologic2
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Posted: 26 Aug 2010
We have not had any neos yet on our relocation site in East Essex

I bet they have started dropping in the south of England though - but would
the rain delay proceedings?

J
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will
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Posted: 28 Aug 2010
not seen any babies yet, but this post partum female seen 18th August in London



AGILIS
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Posted: 29 Aug 2010
hi Will nice pic, when you say London ??? where abouts regards keithAGILIS40419.4997453704
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will
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Posted: 29 Aug 2010
Hi Keith

Greater London - can't say more, as you know there are some nutters out there who would happily kill or try to catch them for 'fun'...

Cheers

Will

Jonathan
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Posted: 21 Sep 2010

Is anyone else seeing a complete fall in the number on neos in their area?


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dave fixx
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Posted: 22 Sep 2010
Jonathan,completely the opposite at one site ,never seen so many and will pass the details on to mtc.As you can see by my post on the reporting thread ,they are still dropping now.
Dave Williams
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Jonathan
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Posted: 23 Sep 2010

[QUOTE=dave fixx]Jonathan,completely the opposite at one site ,never seen so many and will pass the details on to mtc.As you can see by my post on the reporting thread ,they are still dropping now. [/QUOTE]

 

I've been out every day this week and still nothing.  I've seen loads by this time in previous years.


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dave fixx
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Posted: 28 Sep 2010



managed to pop upto Llandegla for an hour today and found a few adders braving the misty conditions.A couple of neos were good enough to let me get right up to them.

Dave Williams
davewilliamsphotography.co.uk

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