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    Posted: 07 Aug 2017 at 6:30pm
Hello,

You guys will no doubt know all this, but according to an article of the BBC website a new species of grass snake has been identified in the UK.


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Yes it was also in the Times stirring up the snake haters
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Bear in mind it is just a reclassification of Natrix natrix subspecies helvetica to Natrix helvetica and it isn't actually confirmed yet by any official body, evidence has just been presented in a paper. The media have unfortunately got several details wrong!
 
Still exciting though!
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Sorry ignore my post, just seen a much better explanation elsewhere on the forum.
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