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    Posted: 16 Mar 2014 at 5:05pm
I see it was five weeks later that I started 'Balls 2013' - my first grass snakes of the year and they were all mating including three balls of 2-3 males and the female.  Never ceases to amaze me how they can come straight out of winter torpor and get into gear so quickly, stealing a march on the adders!

Poor quality as I only had the macro and wasn't expecting mating snakes out on the path ahead of me...






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Great stuff Will Thumbs Up 

Things were running about all of the place in the wildlife garden by 09:15 this morning! I keep forgetting we are still only in mid-March.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote will Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Mar 2014 at 8:39pm
another one from today - a weasel appeared momentarily and had a look from the hedge behind the snakes, but decided not to attack!


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Well spotted Will my sightings was a fleeting glimpse in the river a few weeks back [Keith
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Doing better than me Keith, not seen a single grassy or adder yet this season.
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I've seen one Grassie, but it was the briefest of glimpses. It still feels cold though, without the sun the wind is bl** y freezing, probably keeping them inside in Essex.
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