RAUK - Archived Forum - Still in bed

This contains the Forum posts up until the end of March, 2011. Posts may be viewed but cannot be edited or replied to - nor can new posts be made. More recent posts can be seen on the new Forum at http://www.herpetofauna.co.uk/forum/

Forum Home

Still in bed:

Author Message
kevinb
Senior Member
Joined: 18 Mar 2009
No. of posts: 61


View other posts by kevinb
Posted: 13 Mar 2010

I was recently looking for Adders at a local site and on the way back I turned over a flat stone to reveal these Lizards hibernating. I took a couple of pics and then carefully replaced the stone.


tim hamlett
Senior Member
Joined: 17 Dec 2006
No. of posts: 572


View other posts by tim hamlett
Posted: 13 Mar 2010

brilliant

tim


Paul Hudson
Member
Joined: 24 Sep 2004
No. of posts: 33


View other posts by Paul Hudson
Posted: 13 Mar 2010

What an unusual find! How big was the stone? how thick? was it on sloped or flat ground? which County? I have found common lizards in the past hibernating under paving slabs at the foot of a south facing slope at a site in north Cumbria, I would of thought with a winter as cold as the one we've just had those lizards would of perished.

Paul Hudson


Paul Hudson
Suzi
Senior Member
Joined: 06 Apr 2005
No. of posts: 860


View other posts by Suzi
Posted: 14 Mar 2010
Maybe they didn't hibernate there but have been returning there since they have come out of hibernation. 
Suz
AGILIS
Senior Member
Joined: 27 Feb 2007
No. of posts: 694


View other posts by AGILIS
Posted: 17 Mar 2010
I would have been tempted to take them in until the weather got betteras I think some would have perished? keith
   LOCAL ICYNICAL CELTIC ECO WARRIOR AND FAILED DRUID
Paul Hudson
Member
Joined: 24 Sep 2004
No. of posts: 33


View other posts by Paul Hudson
Posted: 17 Mar 2010

I'm sure  that if having got through the winter then they would be fine and would not need to be interfered with

 

Paul Hudson


Paul Hudson
kevinb
Senior Member
Joined: 18 Mar 2009
No. of posts: 61


View other posts by kevinb
Posted: 17 Mar 2010
My thoughts exactly however I will return to the site tomorrow and get some dimensions etc for the more curious members.
Ray999
Senior Member
Joined: 07 Mar 2006
No. of posts: 101


View other posts by Ray999
Posted: 17 Mar 2010

Quite an amazing shot I agree they should be left as is I am surprised no one has tried to count them I reckon 21          ish.

Ray


ray999
ben rigsby
Senior Member
Joined: 27 Apr 2010
No. of posts: 337


View other posts by ben rigsby
Posted: 01 May 2010
you told me about this pic but i was not prepared for how spectacular it would be.
amazing.

Diversity.

- Still in bed

Content here