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jpr1981
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Posted: 12 Sep 2007

Having recently moved to the Somerset area (Yeovil), i have spent a considerable amount of time scoping out the local herps, and with the exception of A.fragilis have found very little....until when walking out into the back garden i spotted this beauty!

Just goes to show that herps can show up where you least expect them!

Spot the grassie - coming out from a gap under the back doorstep!

A nice macro shot of the head!

A preys eye view!

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st rick
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Posted: 12 Sep 2007

Great pics!

You should check out the Mendips, especially the area around Cheddar and Priddy for Herps.  Back in April I spotted 20 Adders in one day at one site.

Rick


tim hamlett
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Posted: 12 Sep 2007

amazing! do you think he/she'll use the same place to hibernate?

tim


dave fixx
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Posted: 12 Sep 2007
Funnily enough Ive given up looking for natrix,the only one I ever found was in my garden
Dave Williams
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tim hamlett
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Posted: 12 Sep 2007

dave

have you tried here?

http://www.rvsweb.org.uk/index.htm

tim


jpr1981
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Posted: 13 Sep 2007

Hi Tim - not sure if it will use the same place over winter. There hasnt been a grass snake spotted there in the last 7 years as far as i know, but when i released it after photographing it, the snake returned straight back into the hole under the step! Perhaps it is a case of overlooking something that is right under you nose!

James


dave fixx
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Posted: 16 Sep 2007

Tim that location is only 4 miles from my house .I heared about it but as it is the end of the loggerheads path assumed ,that the reptiles it mentioned would be adders and common lizards.I dont know of a grass snake being spotted there for a good few years.I will have to get to Rhydymwyn next spring.

I had a wedding in Llangollen on friday and had to drive past you know where,I was suited and booted but temptation almost got the better of me,footwear dictated that I stayed in the car.I think I know the development that the slow worms may have come from though ,there is a new block of appartments right in what looks perfect sloy country just down the rd from the campsite.


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armata
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Posted: 18 Sep 2007
I shall be in Tregaron next month(via Saudi Arabia & Guildford) so might check up on the bog adders.
'I get my kicks on Route 62'

- Natrix where you least expect them!

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