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Found a very fresh shed snake skin (1 Viewer)

I found this skin in the garden this morning, it was still soft and slightly sticky when I picked it up. About half an hour later when I took these photos it was starting to harden. I measured it at about 22 inches and its complete, not a single break on it. It's almost certainly a Grass Snake. What society would like records of snakes in UK gardens?
 

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StephenHampshire

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I found this skin in the garden this morning, it was still soft and slightly sticky when I picked it up. About half an hour later when I took these photos it was starting to harden. I measured it at about 22 inches and its complete, not a single break on it. It's almost certainly a Grass Snake. What society would like records of snakes in UK gardens?

British Herpetological Society?? My late Mother-in-law was scared stiff of snakes, which was a shame as they regularly bred in her large compost bin!
 

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