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new species of Grass snake in the UK

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Topic: new species of Grass snake in the UK
Posted By: sotonsteve
Subject: new species of Grass snake in the UK
Date 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.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-40853286" rel="nofollow - http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-40853286

Steve



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Posted By: AGILIS
Date Posted: 09 Aug 2017 at 10:00am
Yes it was also in the Times stirring up the snake haters

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Posted By: VickyS
Date Posted: 10 Aug 2017 at 9:07am
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!


Posted By: VickyS
Date Posted: 10 Aug 2017 at 9:14am
Sorry ignore my post, just seen a much better explanation elsewhere on the forum.



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