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Check out the weather forecast for Saturday,...... before they change their minds

Full sunshine all day Smile

Petty mild too - about 8oC they reckon (although could do with being a bit higher than that must admit)

Just need a few more days like that, ....but I'm very tempted to go out at the weekend and find an adder, or two..


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote JaySteel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Feb 2012 at 3:52pm
Originally posted by sussexecology sussexecology wrote:


 I'm very tempted to go out at the weekend and find an adder, or two..  

That's my plan for Saturday as well! Bring on my first adder of 2012!

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Hey Paul (Ford) remember this beauty from Dorset a few years ago?








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I sure do!

If you and Mark are up for another visit this April then let me know!

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That is a monster!
 
Great find!
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Originally posted by Paul Ford Paul Ford wrote:

I sure do!

If you and Mark are up for another visit this April then let me know!

Paul
 
I may even tag along for that one if it's OK with Mark and Jason! I've been wanting to see a big Grass snake properly in the wild for a long time.
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I'll try and sort and sort something with you Paul, either Purbeck or the Mendips, I'm not fussy. I don't have many days off in April, so the options are not as much as I want.
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Originally posted by Mark_b Mark_b wrote:

Originally posted by Paul Ford Paul Ford wrote:

.... I normally find this is a more accurate way of measuring things rather than estimating the size of nearby objects and extrapolating backwards.


LOL

Big Bertha was wondernig if anyone else is going to guess her length?



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So..... how long was Bertha....?

 
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Ford Paul Ford wrote:

an educated guess would be between 3 and 4 feet but the truth is I have no idea!

Originally posted by GemmaJF GemmaJF wrote:

I would be surprised if she's much over 3ft nose to vent

Originally posted by Robert V Robert V wrote:

a little over 3 feet

 

Total length – 100.5cm (3 feet 3916 inches)

Snout to vent – 83.5cm (2 feet 8⅞ inches)

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