Sunday, 9 March 2014

Grass Snakes

Just what was needed a warmer day and some sunshine, this time last year it was wet and miserable and it was another month before I photographed my first Grass snake!

This warm spell has bought them out and if you look close enough you can see the dirt on this snakes body and around it's eye, it is probably it's first outing since going into hibernation last year.








3 comments:

  1. Nice one Alan. I am guessing that this one is not on the Eastern Moors! Do grass snakes have individual markings at the back of their heads like adders?
    Roger.

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  2. Roger, the shape of the head can usually determine wether it is male or female and the individual markings with Grass snakes are taken from the side of the head along the bottom jaw line.

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    1. Thanks Alan, I'm learning slowly!

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