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    Posted: 21 Jul 2011 at 8:19pm
went for a visit to Dorset to do some smooth snake work; saw 4 out in the open, including these two lovely gravid ladies, reckon just a few metres from Keith's superb obs of mating smoothies earlier in the season:




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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dave fixx Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Jul 2011 at 8:52pm
some great pics on here today.Big smile
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that first ones brilliant!
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Hi Will

when you say work is that conservation or professional?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote will Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Jul 2011 at 8:13am
Cheers Ben!  Jon - please see previous thread 'smooth snakes overwintering when gravid' - a research project for conservation purposes (hopefully!)
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Well spotted Will good to be able to see them out.Hope to be going to that area next week when the weekends over. what was the L.a.and other species situation like? keith
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote will Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Jul 2011 at 6:29pm
I was mainly focused on smooth snakes but saw a male adder, a couple of sand lizards and some slowworms, in fact I was only lacking grass snake.
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great shots.

funny but i don't think i'd dream of looking so close to the road, just goes to show.

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The great thing is that it shows that the CA are well established and seem pretty prolific in the area,I wonder if the lack of grass snake sightings could it be that the smooth snakes have eaten them up?
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Going down to Purbeck tomorrow and hopefully find some Ca myself - it would be nice to see another one out in the open!

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