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    Posted: 20 Aug 2008 at 3:53pm
Anyone seen any babies yet ?  The female in the pic with the male below from a London site seemed very saggy with loose folds of skin so I assume post-partum.

Also saw a big male (70cm) coiled up with a grassy plus adder and admiral basking on a log together, and here's a close-up of one of the still gravid females on the site, all making the most of a little sunshine at last !


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fantastic shots will. well done

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well done Will,grassies are hard enough to catch in situ without adding another snake ! No baby adders yet but have seen 3 grassies,out today so who knows.
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Very good pics Will , yes no one seems  to report frequent sightings of young adders under 10" maybe lots dont survive the predators?keith
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Thanks folks; sorry the pics are horizontal, I did try to get them vertical but failed miserably
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Thanks for the info Tony; always surprises me how much thicker a snake only a few cm longer than the usual appears, too
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Here's one of three neo's from the London site mentioned above; each neo at least 200m from the others, so three separate litters at least - good news for a very threatened animal in the Capital !


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote will Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Sep 2008 at 1:03pm
Hi Tony; I'll keep an eye out for the bulges.  The site is in the eastern half of Greater London - I've been studying it, off and on for a decade or so I guess.  It's currently subject to a reasonable sized grant specially for reptile conservation, which is a bit of a rarity !
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Here in Poland I saw week ago more than 20 neos and 2 adult females during birth (unfortunatelly no photos)
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Stanislaw, don't apologise, your English is fine and certainly my Polish would not measure up to your English!
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