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1st sighting

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Category: Herpetofauna Native to the UK
Forum Name: Grass Snake
Forum Description: Forum for all issues concerning Natrix natrix
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Topic: 1st sighting
Posted By: Crowbuster
Subject: 1st sighting
Date Posted: 29 Sep 2007 at 2:59pm

Hi to all

Was out shooting rabbits to help with the local crop peservation 2 days ago,sitting quietly in my hide i became aware of a movement in the hedgerow, on closer inspection i was amazed and priveliged to see my first ever sighting of Natrix Natrix, as i have come to know them, with googles assistance.

Facinated and captivated am now officially addicted, looking back and with internet help I now realise i was witnessing a mating with 2 males in attendance, the area i was in (which may be of interest to you) is on the south border of Northamptonshire with Leicestershire.

I am definitely going to take a camera with me on my excursions in future.




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Posted By: Suzi
Date Posted: 29 Sep 2007 at 3:49pm

Once you're hooked you'll never wriggle free - be warned!!

You were lucky to have such a sighting.



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Suz


Posted By: will
Date Posted: 29 Sep 2007 at 4:23pm
Hi Crowbuster

Have a look at the thread called 'grass snakes mating in September' - you were lucky indeed - autumn matings in grass snakes are / were a rarity !

Cheers

Will



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