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A new snake in the UK!!!

DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,270
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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 28,576

    Looks very attractive but Possum walked by while the picture was on screen and threw a wobbly.   Strange offspring.

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  • ClaringtonClarington Posts: 4,949

    They are beautiful things aren't they.

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 49,148

    Lovely jubbly image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,996

    Wish we had them here.

  • RedwingRedwing SussexPosts: 1,313

    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.

    Based in Sussex, I garden to encourage as many birds to my garden as possible.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,270

    That's what the article says image

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  • RedwingRedwing SussexPosts: 1,313
    Dovefromabove says:

    That's what the article says image

    See original post

     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."   

    Last edited: 07 August 2017 19:40:28

    Based in Sussex, I garden to encourage as many birds to my garden as possible.
  • Despite it being venomous I do like the calculator snake. Never seen one up North - thankfully. ?

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,270

    Yes Redwing ... You misunderstand my post. I was agreeing with you. image

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