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UK Herps 2020! (1 Viewer)

peter.jones

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New Forest snakes in the heather project has got off to a belated start this month.
New survey square for me, new recording software, and a survey that went the same way as my last one 11 months ago, with nothing until 2 Smooth Snakes under consecutive refugia.
 

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Andy Adcock

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New Forest snakes in the heather project has got off to a belated start this month.
New survey square for me, new recording software, and a survey that went the same way as my last one 11 months ago, with nothing until 2 Smooth Snakes under consecutive refugia.

Lovely animal, looks like a fairly big one?

Envious, still need to try and see one of these.
 

peter.jones

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Yes, both were pretty much adult size. It's really deceptive when they are curled up, and so slim, but ~50cm.
I think Arne, or new forest survey open days are your best bet to see one.
I've yet to see one "above ground" which gives an idea how elusive they are.
 

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