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Wed 18-Jul-12
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Just seen a snake disappearing into the stone heap under the soon not to be a wreck...soaked it with water but...cripes...bit too close to nature for me...eeekeeek

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Wed 18-Jul-12
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Oooh Elsa, I nearly trod on a snake on our front path the other day eeek.  It was sunning itself (yes that's right, we did have a bit of sun at the weekend) partly hidden under some overhanging plants, slithering away when it realised it was in danger of being crushed to death by my foot.  Mind, it was only a grass snake - not that I actually recognised it, but I looked it up on t'internet.  We often see slow worms in the garden, Steve's seen a snake before but it's the first time I've seen one.

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Wed 18-Jul-12
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Makes me shiver, I have a serious problem with them. We have big grass ones here and adders and I am very careful when clearing brambles etc in the garden. I have seen a few that have really upset me.

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Wed 18-Jul-12
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You need to borrow Rosie- she would grab them fearlessly and run off with them. She's daft like that.- Spends ages trying to pick up hedgehogs.

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Wed 18-Jul-12
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I think Rosie would've had to have roller skates on to have got this one.  It went like the clappers into the stone heap....runawayrunaway...big_laughbig_laugh

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Wed 18-Jul-12
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 . . I haven't seen MOS around these parts for some time devil devil devil

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Thu 19-Jul-12
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I have see several snakes on my rounds..

 

An Adder near Glen Coe  big_hug

An Adder sunning itself on the foot path at the Kennet mouth at the Thames. big_hug

An Adder in the grass by the Thames big_hug

 

And a HUGE grass snake in the sand dunes at Studland, and I mean HUGE 🙂 monster

(well at least they told me it was a grass snake). A couple of inches think and several feet long. surprised

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Thu 19-Jul-12
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eeek Our grass snake is only about 2 feet long.....must be a baby one then! (thank goodness!)

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Thu 19-Jul-12
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We had a black hosepipe threaded through the plants in the garden for ease of watering - this was a year when the plants needed watering - and, while wandering around the garden with a cuppa in my hand, I noticed I had acquired a second hose, laying alongside the black one.

Oops! that's no hose, it has an attractive pattern along it's back.

Dashed inside to get camera, only to find second hose had disappeared.

A quick glance around the garden, and it had found an open space to curl up in the sunshine.

I'll see if I can find the pic I took .....  ok

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Thu 19-Jul-12
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Ooh, did you have an Adder?  You should invite it back to do the Maths on here for you...

Yes please - picture.

I'll try that again!

Thu 19-Jul-12
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Aha, found it - here is the pic of the grass snake lying in our garden.

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Thu 19-Jul-12
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Actualy, it is quite a rubbish picture - I can't see any detail on it, I think I must have taken it in a rush, hoping it wouldn't slither off!laugh

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Thu 19-Jul-12
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It's not that bad since it was taken in a rush.  Last time I saw any was on Ickenham station!

I'll try that again!

Fri 20-Jul-12
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Years ago, I spotted a 3ft grass snake in my garden pond. My reaction? Caught it, put it in a bucket and took it indoors to show the children! big_laugh

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That is fine Ruthie, they don't hurt humans at all.  Did the children react well?

I'll try that again!

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