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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote will Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Sep 2007 at 12:21pm
Nice idea Jon - but any survey would have to be with permission of ZSL, at least within their grounds, of course

Here's another one - 1.5m individual - from earlier in the summer

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1.5 Metres is a pretty decent size. One thing we noticed in the N. Wales population is that average size is very small compared with natural populations in Germany and Poland. Any hints on average sizes in London?

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Hello Wolfgang

The larger snake's size was estimated when I photographed it crossing a paving slab for scale.  The smaller one was about 75cm but nothing to allow a more accurate guesstimate.

Maybe ZSL have more extensive data which could produce a meaningful average ?

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Another snake from last weekend - basking at the base of a tree, measured approx 130cm when I put my camera case beside it.
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Made a couple of visits to the area over the past few weeks as well as earlier in the year but alas no sightings.Last visit 15/9/07 met two other very capable and experienced enthusiasts from south of the river with same quest.As i left before them can they contact me on PM of their results.
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When the weather warms up next year, who's up for a return visit?

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Originally posted by arvensis arvensis wrote:

When the weather warms up next year, who's up for a return visit?

Mark

I am, the Regents Park Rd is my old stomping ground :)

P.s, As i don't post much (at least at the moment anyway), I'd just like to wish all the RAUK forum members a very Happy New Year. Alex.

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Mark,

I'm definitely up for a return visit and will be keeping an eye on the site throughout next year, I expect.  I still have no idea of the population density In London.  I was amazed to find a snake within the first 10 minutes on my first visit;  however, the next couple of visits produced nothing, so who knows?

Anyways, I will certainly show you the site.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote will Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Jan 2008 at 3:53pm
Hi All, Happy New Year etc

I'd be happy to show people where I saw some last year, but a seasonal message from 'Elf 'n' Safety' regarding needles and trees - and I'm not talking the Xmas conifer variety.   Anyone trying to spot Aesculapians on the banks of the Canal should be aware of a subspecies of human which also uses the banks for narcotics - dirty needles abound, sometimes thoughtfully stuck in trees but sometimes left on the ground - it's no place for a family trip (no pun intended) - it's safer to search within the zoo grounds !

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PS I wonder when they emerge - any data from the Welsh Mountain Zoo pop ?
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Hi All

I'd like to get back and have a look sometime.

I'm guess they would emerge sooner than the WMZ population. London is always that bit warmer.

Let's wait to hear from the experts.
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