allison_reid99's picture

Spent grass snake eggs?

Observed: 19th March 2011 By: allison_reid99allison_reid99’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptilesallison_reid99’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles

Found whilst digging out the compost heap. Grass snakes observed in garden last year. Guessing that these are the egg shells. Shells are now soft and rubbery.

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Deadpoet's picture

what a great find!

How lucky to have these beautiful creatures in your garden. I hope you can leave the compost undisturbed again this year- no doubt she'll be back.

vburton's picture

No doubt about it! Both the

No doubt about it! Both the other snakes and slow-worms in the UK are live-bearers. We used to have grass snakes in our compost heap years ago, along with slow-worms and moles. My mum got the fright of her life when she lifted the cover and got a cross mummy snake hissing at her, so left her quietly in peace.

anonymous spotter's picture

If you can create space -

with a few logs crossed under the heap, this provides good shelter for them.