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Young Smooth Snake
Observed: 25th June 2009 By: bobthebirder
Added: 19th July 2009
We were on a nightjar walk late at night when one of the group spotted this snake crossing the path in front of us. In the dark it looked like a grass snake but when I saw the photo (taken with a flash) I could see that it was actually a smooth snake. I suppose it could have been an adder so I should be more careful in future! The first snake I have ever noticed at night. Later the same evening we found a slow-worm hunting, but I have seen them at night before. Next April I hope to run a day's reptile workshop where we could see 3 species of snake and 5 species of lizard! All in Dorset! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.