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Common Lizard.

Observed: 4th August 2012 By: nightflynightfly’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptilesnightfly’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptilesnightfly’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
4 Aug 12 (111)
4 Aug 12 (113)
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Alurophile's picture

Corrugated Iron for Reptiles!

The underside of corrugated iron sheet is often a good hiding place for snakes. Many wardens will place the odd piece around reserves just for this purpose. So, if you've some handy, you can set up your own snake place - & maybe shelter toads or frogs too. If the snake doesn't eat them.

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Hi Alurophile, There was a

Hi Alurophile,

There was a frog below another sheet of corrugated iron a few metres away from this one. Unfortunately the only reptile species I could hope to attract here in Co. Antrim is the common lizard, there are no snake species in Ireland nor any toads as far as I know. Believe me though, if there were snakes here I'd be taking your advice and placing pieces of iron out to attract them.

It was my friend Peter who lifted up this sheet of metal to see if a lizard was present, he did the same thing last August and there was one there that time too.

Cathal.