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Jon,
     I think its the same animal as in the 'Melanistic 2007' thread as the head scales match up pretty well(I do have a zoomed-in head shot).  I have been trying to get head shots of all the animals but this hasn't always been possible.

I finish work tomorrow at 1:30pm so it'll probably be a bit on the warm side by then to see any animals out.  I imagine you will probably be popping down there earlier in the morning.

If there is inbreeding I wonder if introducing some other animals to the site for 3-4 years would widen the gene pool?

Haven't been to AP yet as I thought others were keeping a eye on that site.   As for PFS, counts are not a problem.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote st rick Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Apr 2007 at 5:51pm
Just back from the Mendips after a very productive day with Paul Ford.
We saw 20 adders, 12 Grass Snakes, 5 Slow Worms and about 10
Common lizards. Of course, I left my camera sittting on top of the toilet
in Shepherd's Bush, but Paul had his and I think a few decent pics were
obtained.

We came across 2 separate groups of mating Adders and witnessed the
dance on both occasions. The main site was a shallow depression that
acted as a kind of natural ampitheatre frpm which to enjoy the show,
literally snakes whizzing around in all directions oblivious to us.We didn't
get decent pics of this but met a gentleman who was. We introduced him
to this forum, so with luck he will make an appearance and post some
cracking shots. Hi Malcom.

And to think I lived in this general area for 16 years and never knew this
site existed!

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote tim hamlett Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Apr 2007 at 5:52pm

Question - how many males are there in the Appleby photo?

i'm assuming the answer is either 1 or 0 but i would go for 1 - the one that is partially lying over the the brown one.

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Top adder is male, other two are female on Appleby Pic
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hello,

All is quiet on the VB photography front.

Any one having any luck?

James
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Now we're up & running again I thought I'd post a pic of one of the 7 females I found this morning, 4 of them being gravid. Not a great photo, but I like it...

No males, no neos, but a bank full of females is always nice to find.  Anyone else having any luck?

 

 

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Then that would be a hibernation area - so it would be important to report that to the Add an Adder website or Make the Adder Count Survey.

 

J

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Originally posted by herpetologic2 herpetologic2 wrote:

 

Then that would be a hibernation area - so it would be important to report that to the Add an Adder website or Make the Adder Count Survey.

 

J

Already done Jon



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Cheers, Ian
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Good man

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A juvenile from a local site:


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