On to the churchyard and a further 3 slow worms and on the common another female Lizard with loose skin on her flanks indicating she has recently given birth.
All Photos © Carl Corbidge
The next site is one that herping friend Tracy Farrer has been monitoring. Grass Snakes are attracted from a wetland to a massive pile of pig manure, Tracy has put out a couple of tins. The farmer likes the snakes and has left a corner of manure intact, they may even be beneficial perhaps feeding on baby rats (they disappeared down rat holes on release). Today we found 3 snakes including a nice female. A fourth snake was dead with what looked like a crush injury, there were also a cluster of hatched eggs.
Female above and below
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