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Scotlands and Reptiles

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Topic: Scotlands and Reptiles
Posted By: AGILIS
Subject: Scotlands and Reptiles
Date Posted: 26 Jul 2012 at 7:41pm
Just a thought came to me and I started wondering why we dont hear of adders and lizards from over the border , or have they all been cleared out for the health and safety of the grouse shooting brigade???keith

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Posted By: Richard2
Date Posted: 26 Jul 2012 at 9:38pm

Not quite all of them - there was this story recently, reported in the forum news section:

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/2012/07/05/hiker-tells-of-her-terror-after-a-poisonous-snake-bit-her-as-she-held-it-for-a-photo-86908-23904553/" rel="nofollow - http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/2012/07/05/hiker-tells-of-her-terror-after-a-poisonous-snake-bit-her-as-she-held-it-for-a-photo-86908-23904553/

 


Posted By: Suzy
Date Posted: 26 Jul 2012 at 10:46pm
There are adders Keith but I guess there are less people reporting them than us southern Englanders on this forum. I think grass snakes are pretty thin on the ground but slow worms and lizards are present. My family have seen adders on the west coast of Scotland and friends on Arran confirm they have them. 

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Suz


Posted By: AGILIS
Date Posted: 27 Jul 2012 at 7:06am
Hi Suzy and Richards yes ,but its a pity we dont get more reports from there as there is loads of heather and bracken habitat, I did see a few lizards some years ago on a fishing holiday in Galloway,and I always did believe Scotland had a healthy adder population that I think they used to show in my comics of old within stories of Rob Roy or Black Bob?

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   LOCAL ICYNICAL CELTIC ECO WARRIOR AND FAILED DRUID


Posted By: herpetologic2
Date Posted: 30 Jul 2012 at 7:58pm
Chris Cathrine and myself have developed a Scottish grass snake survey after his research revealed some interesting observations and data into grass snakes after seeing a grass snake in a newt pond in Scotland. Www.scottishgrasssnakes.org 




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