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To ask you to look at the snake I found in the garden today? (title amended by MNHQ)

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Mycatsabastard Thu 23-Jun-16 15:03:22

Seriously excited! It's still in the pond, it's about 18 inches to 2 feet long and just beautiful!

EatShitDerek Thu 23-Jun-16 15:05:47

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scarletmonkey Thu 23-Jun-16 15:06:57

That's a beautiful snake. We don't get them near me, such a shame.

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Thu 23-Jun-16 15:07:44

Cool smile

AlmaMartyr Thu 23-Jun-16 15:08:44

Ooh lovely smile We used to have a snake in the pond when I was younger, he was cute!

Mycatsabastard Thu 23-Jun-16 15:10:29

I'm in Dorset, it's a grass snake.

I've just had a look on a website and they are protected so I've emailed the local wildlife trust to let them know we have one resident here.

Honestly feel so honoured to see something like that, they are very shy. I've got a few more pics, it's still in the pond with it's head just resting on the water.

Nanunanu Thu 23-Jun-16 15:11:24

Nice photo!

Liberia Thu 23-Jun-16 15:13:47

pop down to pets at home and buy it a hamster for its lunch wink

milliemolliemou Thu 23-Jun-16 15:15:40

It's not an adder could just be a grass snake. Or an escaped corn snake? if last it won't go long outside. Worth contacting RSPCA? Hope you didn't have fish or newts in that pond = long gone!

milliemolliemou Thu 23-Jun-16 15:17:20

Sorry crossposted Mycat. Found a huge version of this in my compost heap ten years ago - loved the warmth and the rats. Wish it was still here!

OutsiderInTheGarden Thu 23-Jun-16 15:19:54

I found a baby grass snake in my parent's garden last week. Absolutely beautiful! The first they've ever seen in their own garden. Apparently they can grow to be larger than adders, which surprised me.

Mycatsabastard Thu 23-Jun-16 15:20:13

I'm hoping my newts are hiding! The frogs are evacuating as we speak grin

It just seems to want to get out and hide somewhere, probably in the compost bins at the back of the garden where it most likely lives.

I can't wait til the dc get home to show them the pics although I'm hoping they get to see it in real life too.

We found a skin which had been shed when we moved in, lying in the garden, was about 18 inches or so long so presumably we are in it's patch.

PoisonousSmurf Thu 23-Jun-16 15:21:21

Yellow on the head. Grass snake. Probably hunting for frogs.

steff13 Thu 23-Jun-16 15:22:26

He's very beautiful. We have some garter snakes that like to sun themselves in little coils on the rocks bordering our landscaping. My kids and I sit on the porch and watch them sometimes.

Mrsmorton Thu 23-Jun-16 15:22:35

This is my grass snake grin

stealtheatingtunnocks Thu 23-Jun-16 15:31:02


LondonHuffyPuffy Thu 23-Jun-16 15:34:13

YABU. I am terrified of snake. UGH! This thread should have a warning on it.

blushrush Thu 23-Jun-16 15:35:59

Awww what a cutie!

P1nkP0ppy Thu 23-Jun-16 15:37:15

How lovely!
We had grass snakes laying eggs on one compost bin and slow worms in the other last year, so very fortunate.
I also have newts/frogs/toads, it's like a wildlife park here!

PrivatePike Thu 23-Jun-16 15:39:34


Oldraver Thu 23-Jun-16 15:40:59

S/He is gorgeous. There is one (well probably loads) at the lake my DS fishes at. The first time he saw it it was on the grass and he had to step over it. A couple of weeks ago it was in the water.

He did think it was an Adder this time

InternationalHouseofToast Thu 23-Jun-16 15:42:18

Isn't he beautiful? We only have a toad, frogs and a newt lunch then but I'd love one of these. Suspect we're not in the right area.

Janeymoo50 Thu 23-Jun-16 15:43:48

OMG, I literally would have been terrified, I really hate snakes (not sure why). I would have screamed, ran in, locked the door and cat flap (to prevent said reptile entering the house and killing me), rung DW at wirk and begged her to come home and "sort it out".
If all else failed, I may have been forced to phone the non emergency police number*

* I wouldn't really but for a fleeting second it would have crossed my silly mind.

Ridiculous of me really, but they scare me.

steff13 Thu 23-Jun-16 15:45:50

NorksAreMessy Thu 23-Jun-16 15:45:51

Utterly gorgeous!
I am jealous

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