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Found in a compost heap

Observed: 8th August 2011 By: peteford
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These are a collection of marshmallow-like egg shapes, joined together in an aggregate mass about 3 inches across. I found them towards the bottom of our compost heap when I was turning it. The heap hasn't been turned for about 4 months or so.
I wonder if they are a snake's eggs.

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anonymous spotter's picture

These would have been laid -

in June or early July, and normally hatch in late August.
With the demise of the traditional farm manure heap, garden compost is an important substitute for this species.
Leave the heap unturned until autumn next year!