Saturday, 23 April 2011

Natrix ex-natrix

I would normally be thrilled to see a grass snake this closely, sadly this one had stopped working and started smelling.

There was a suspicious bulge half-way along, presumably its last meal. At Begwary Brook today.

P.S. I reported this to Helen Muir-Howie and she wondered if it had eaten either a Common Toad or a Great Crested Newt, either of which apparently can kill a grass snake.

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