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ben rigsby
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Posted: 20 Mar 2011
hi folks,

acting on (ill-informed?) local advice, i tried a few previously untested (for me) historical herp sites today - mainly in pursuit of adders.

waste of piggin time tho.
so it was back to the cemetery again;

under a tin was this male slowie;





you know, i used to be able to catch common lizards by hand when i was a boy. intact.
after much practice.
now i can barely even PHOTOGRAPH the buggers!
heres a few puny pics;













returning home, there were quite a few smooth and palmate newts at the surface in my pond;





note algae growing on flag seeds ;



cheers. lets see yours!

ben
Diversity.
AGILIS
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Posted: 21 Mar 2011
Interesting pics Ben every time \I get set for a look
it gets cold Keith
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Scale
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Posted: 21 Mar 2011
Hi Ben,
Is that a blue spotted male i can see or is he just missing
a few scales? I think i had one on Sunday also but the
spots were not exactly blue. Maybe a spring slough will
bring out the colour? I rarely if ever see this variety in
my neck of the woods.

There aren't many things better than finding old
stumpy...what a beaut
Cheers
Scale
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Posted: 21 Mar 2011
P.S. when i'm dead can i come and sleep in your cemetery,
it looks great...
ben rigsby
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Posted: 22 Mar 2011
cheers guys.

yes the slowie had some blueing Rob - it was in the pitting where the scales were missing.
see a blue hereabouts from time to time. i thought this colouration was seen more commonly in older individuals?
the one above was only half-grown tho - so maybe not!

by the way, get buried here if you like but you might get DUG BACK UP again;





badgers also live here



ben
Diversity.

- a cool Herpy Sunday sundae

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