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Old 04-05-2012, 04:56 PM
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In a brief sunny(ish) spell between the clouds, a few Grassies have shown their faces! These were spotted in St.Neots. Anybody else seen many this year yet?



Sorry about the quality of the pics - they were taken with a conventional camera, so had to be scanned and emailed as pdf, then converted to jpeg format!
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We have a few that inhabit our yard!

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i caught one early in the year. i started a thread. [caught a grass snake today] if you want to find it. ye they are a nice little snake. see quite a few up here. was going to get some pics up but i aint seen one since i did the thread. always the way lol.
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I've never seen 1. Would love 2 find 1. Any tips on how to find them?
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Oh man I would be over the moon to find wild grass snakes! Must make an effort to go herping locally. I've not even seen a live slow worm (yes, I know they're not snakes!) and apparently they're abundant round here.
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I've caught and released a few here in Essex, but when I catch things I never remember to take a picture due to extreme childish excitement haha!
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Oh man I would be over the moon to find wild grass snakes! Must make an effort to go herping locally. I've not even seen a live slow worm (yes, I know they're not snakes!) and apparently they're abundant round here.
Same. I haven't seen any of our natural herps. Not fair.
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There's loads of grass snakes round here (East Midlands). You just need to look in the right places. Most of the time, they will be close to water. Find a pond, stream, river etc and you won't go far wrong. Find one with a good amphibian population and you're onto a winner.

Look for basking spots - especially early in the morning. Turn over logs and rocks - and best of all look around (and in) compost heaps.

It's seriously addictive looking for them - and why not - it doesn't even cost anything!

i am so tempted to take one and bring it home. I've resisted so far, but it's soooo tempting!!!
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Oh man I would be over the moon to find wild grass snakes! Must make an effort to go herping locally. I've not even seen a live slow worm (yes, I know they're not snakes!) and apparently they're abundant round here.
I've never seen a wild slow worm either!
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