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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote JaySteel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 May 2016 at 5:27pm
Thanks Will. It was another frustrating day. I searched for 5 hours with no success. The weather was just too warm by the time I got there at 10am. With all the warm sunny weather we've had this week, snakes simply didn't need to do much basking today. That makes it five unsuccessful visits in a row now. My luck must change eventually.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote will Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 May 2016 at 10:37pm
sorry to hear that Jason - drop me a pm when you're thinking of going and maybe we can have a look together?  Success not guaranteed thoughWink
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Thanks mate. I will do.
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Hey Will (or perhaps Jay), what's the latest? Any updates?
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Hi Liz. I visited the site with a friend on the 21/04/2019 and found a male on one side of the canal and a female on the other side. My friend had looked for them a couple of weeks prior to our visit and found a different pair together. So there are still some snakes hanging on but I suspect numbers are down on a few years ago sadly. Images can be seen on my website:   http://www.jasonsteelwildlifephotography.yolasite.com/aesculapian-snakes.php


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Hi Ben
 
As Jason says, they can still be found, but I think fewer than in previous years.  Whether because of people taking them or being euthanised or maybe just poor hatching of young I can't say.  To be honest I haven't visited as much as I used to, after 10 years of getting nowhere with a formal scientific study supported by ZSL and NE I guess I'm a bit fed up of being the loner on the towpath staring into the bushes...
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