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Posted: 17 Sep 2007 Topic: Best Photos Ever



Yeah, it's a shame. I've found very few with full tails. I assume it's birds or something which has caused them to drop them. However the lizards I see in Spain very rarely have dropped tails. Very odd.

 




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Posted: 18 Sep 2007 Topic: Best Photos Ever



Nasty :( where abouts is that?

 

I'm quite glad most of the injured reptiles I've seen in my sites have been natural causes (next to a railway, so I can only assume some have had close encouters) as well as there being many birds, and cats around. Even though it's close to a school, it seems they are left in peace, which is nice. I've seen one grass snake whihc was killed by a dog though. Gravid too, which was rather sad.

 




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Posted: 07 Sep 2007 Topic: Adders at Burnham Beeches



Beautiful :)

Don't suppose you care to disclose where abouts in BB I can find adders? I am desperate to see them again in the wild (haven't seen any since I was a child) and I've been to Greenham Common and found none, and have yet to venture to Burnham Beeches. Just wondering if you could give a few pointers?

 




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Posted: 07 Sep 2007 Topic: Adders at Burnham Beeches



Ah, fair enough :) some people have too much time on their hands..very sad that they'd get a kick out of killing them. Poor things. The larger adder in that photo is stunning. Such gorgeous animals.

BB is only down the road from me really, so I'll have to go and have a mooch about on my next day off I think. Got a common toad sitting with me right here actually, hehe, I work in a garden centre and one of the guys just brought him in to me because he'd hitchiked in on a plantpot. Off to the nature reserve with him tonight I think!




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Posted: 07 Sep 2007 Topic: Adders at Burnham Beeches



http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h217/princess_doom/0709200 7.jpg 

There's the link for the toady pic. Not very good, as the digital camera here is no good for close up shots, so I had to use my phone. Only a baby :)

 




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Posted: 07 Sep 2007 Topic: MORE TERRAPIN SITINGS IN SUFFOLK RIVERS.



Most adult slider turtles are mainly herbivorous, although RES are generally evil and will eat most things that cross their paths. Unfortunately it is the RES that is present in most turtle sightings after the ninja turtle craze. I've got one as a pet and she eats goldfish on occasion, as well as anything else on offer (including my father's lip!!!) my Cooter turtle however eats mainly vegetables.




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Posted: 13 Sep 2007 Topic: Adders at Burnham Beeches



Went over to BB yesterday and saw a snake - unsure which species it was because I just saw the tail end of it as it slithered away into the ferns and didn't get to see the patterning.

Also saw a common lizard, and found a shed from an adult grassy :)

Need to go back to find adders though

 




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Posted: 13 Sep 2007 Topic: DO WE NEED A HERPS CoNFESSIoN COLUMM



Not directly field herping related but I got my first snake when I was still at home (a royal python) and hid it in it's plastic fauna box under my bed for about a year before anybody noticed. My mother who is petrified of snakes only noticed because I'd got cocky and by then had about 7 or 8 snakes, and she came in when one was in it's vivarium out and about and she said "what's that?"

I also spent my last year of sixth form signed off sick. But on days that I felt well enough to get out of bed, I'd go herping over the backs of the school playing fields looking for slow worms and lizards  I'm sure I'd have been better off dragging my bottom into school than looking for reptiles, but ah well.

Tresspassing can also be added onto the list... I'm sure I'm not the only one who's ignored no entry signs and hopped over barbed wire fences to go somewhere perfect for reptiles..

 




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Posted: 13 Sep 2007 Topic: Best Photos Ever



Here's one of my favourite ones I've taken.

 

Also this one here:

 




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Posted: 13 Sep 2007 Topic: Slow Worm Care help needed



I don't know abotu anybody else, but I tend to find the baby slowies in the wild hiding under and around ants nests. Maybe set up an ant farm?

 




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