Grass snake

Went for a stroll around a nearby disused aerodrome near where I live today and came across this little fella...

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 First time Ive ever seen one in the flesh. Someone had placed some pieces of metal corrugated roofing panels in the grass, and I know snakes like to hide under them.

 

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,018

    image lovely snake LF

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  • One identifier is the white "dogcollar" clearly evident here.

  • LeadFarmerLeadFarmer Posts: 850
    Woodgreen wonderboy wrote (see)

    One identifier is the white "dogcollar" clearly evident here.

    Your right, but I didnt know that at the time so I kept my distance!!! I had to google it when I got home.

  • Pottie PamPottie Pam Posts: 887

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    I've got corragated tins in my rough area and photoed this grass snake today. It was very dull and it's eyes were cloudy so I think it's getting ready to shed it's skin.

    Also took a photo of an adder today and posted that photo too.

  • Pottie PamPottie Pam Posts: 887

    Lovey photo, LeadFarmer. My snake was off like a shot so not a good photo.

  • LeadFarmerLeadFarmer Posts: 850

    Must be great to see one in your garden. Fascinating to watch I bet?

  • LeadFarmerLeadFarmer Posts: 850
    Pottie Pam wrote (see)

    Lovey photo, LeadFarmer. My snake was off like a shot so not a good photo.

    Well I was out with my DSLR camera taking photos of a disused WW2 RAF barrage balloon site when I came across the snake. It would have been frustrating to have seen it and not had my camera with me.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,018

    We spend summer lunch breaks watching them hunting for their lunch in the pond

  • Keen 1Keen 1 Posts: 187

    I live in a very dry part of the Country so have several (9) water butts set up. When these are getting near full I usually take off several buckets full of water and stand them for later use, gaining a bit more. Last year I found a young Grass Snake under them, this was right up to the bungalow side, took some pics and left it be. We also get Frogs and Toads and I have created what I call "Toad Hall" -  I bricked one course round a Manhole cover and put slabs over this leaving a space under these for them in the cool, it is also near to the small pond.

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