Looks very attractive but Possum walked by while the picture was on screen and threw a wobbly. Strange offspring.
They are beautiful things aren't they.
Wish we had them here.
It is not a new snake for the UK. It has been here all along and has been upped from sub species status to full species status. In other words, previously thought to be a sub species of Grass Snake it has now been decided that it is a full species. Taxonomy.
That's what the article says
Dovefromabove says:That's what the article says
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Re read it. It clearly states that it was previously a sub species of Grass Snake and they have now decided it is a full species.....happens all the time with different species/sub species across the fauna spectrum. It's just because there were only 3 snakes in the UK and now with the upping to full species it becomes the 4th, a 25% increase in snake species in the UK so becomes newsworthy.
"Professor Uwe Fritz said: "We discovered that the barred grass snake, previously considered a subspecies, is in fact a distinct species."
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Despite it being venomous I do like the calculator snake. Never seen one up North - thankfully. ?
Yes Redwing ... You misunderstand my post. I was agreeing with you.