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    Posted: 21 Apr 2005 at 1:35pm

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I have found a BBC article relating to Agile Frogs in Jersey - I wonder if the agile frog pictured had an off day with all those warts?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/jersey/4673745.stm

I am not sure if they have put a correction on this story I did have a chuckle at this

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That is the standard beeb web site amphibian piccy.. I've seen it loads of times. If you drop them an email they will change it to something more appropriate like a common frog or something.
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Check out this link to a news article from a South Wales Newspaper - where it mentions that the presence of Adders in a grass verge was amongst the reasons for cutting the habitat back. Unbelievable!

http://icwales.icnetwork.co.uk/0100news/0200wales/tm_objecti d=17179300%26method=full%26siteid=50082-name_page.html

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Vicar Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Jul 2006 at 8:42am

Interesting link.

"the council has a snake patrol."

I wonder what this means! Relocation at best I guess.

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Does make you wonder exactly what is involved in the council snake patrol doesn't it!
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Link to article on supposed snake bite incident in the middle of leicester:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/leicestershire/4795409.st m

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We had one of these incidents a couple of years ago at a Country Park in Derbyshire, where we know there are grass snakes. The dog fought something unseen by its owner in the scrub & long grass and was taken to the vet who pronounced it had been bitten (both on its face and its behind!) by an adder. The dog died within a day and there was a campaign by local residents in the local newspaper for the Council to "do something" about the poisonous snakes in the park. We did nothing about the non-existent poisonous snakes as I suspect the dog died from blood poisoning/toxic shock from being bitten by a much more likely animal in the vicinity such as mink or rat. The local paper tried to resurrect the story last summer but never ran it after coming to the Council for a press statement. This may be due to the fact that I advised the press office on what to say (once I had realised that the press officer thought that vipers and adders were two different types of snake!). Only concern was wondering how many innocent grass snakes were battered to death in the area in the mistaken belief that they were adders after the initial campaign and press articles.
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small article on the common frog on page 29 of todays (sat 16 sep) times with a nice pic also.
talks about the increase of redleg this year due to the dry weather.
can i scan it and post it here?
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Very interesting...... any comments on the story

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-2360022.html

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