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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote will Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 May 2016 at 9:12am
Hi - a study would be good, I would recommend placing a regular grid of sheets of roofing felt etc around the whole area, even those with short grass (slowworms can turn up in surprisingly short sward).  They shouldn't be marked - all kinds of problems in terms of increasing risk of predation, causing harm when marking them, as well as the plain fact that I don't think felt tip would stay long.  Having said that, individual slowworms can be recognised by the patterns of flecks especially above the jawline, also on the nape of the neck, a bit like with adders but on a smaller scale (literally...)  this might entail gently restraining them and taking photos.  It could build up into a nice project.
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Ok, First, I have a camera that can spot movement, and I'll place it over the track where I saw the slow worm,and see if I can figure out any pattern.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote churchfield62 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Aug 2016 at 11:15pm
shortly i saw a cobra (complete black) posing in my garden, but austria. middle sized.
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What a bottle if cobra lager
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Just picking up on the slow worm movements, several times during mitigations we have seen mini migrations across a site. For example a bank may form a hibernaculum and they start there in the spring then spread out over a site foraging in damp weather that gets the slugs moving. Certainly have observations of individuals using the same refuge at least for a few days at a time. So a picture of a very loose association with a 'home' at times, but I think generally movements are dictated by the slugs and soil conditions and things like available refuges. I once read a mitigation proposal that stated that exclusion fencing was not needed as slow worms are always entirely sedentary. Wrong!

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