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    Posted: 09 Jun 2011 at 12:57pm
Saw these two under a rock in Llandegla a few weeks back also found a couple of smooth newts under the adjacent rock.Quite often see the voles and shrews in the middle of the day on the banks where lizards bask.Big smile
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loved that pic dave!

similarly, i lifted a piece of old cardboard in the middle of Gloucester recently (hoping for a slow worm) and uncovered 3 shrews.
wasnt quick enough enough with the camera though!

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love toads but don't get too many of them around hereUnhappy

surprised the vole hung around long enough for you to take a pic!

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This picture was taken about 20 yards from where you spotted the first adder on that ramble Tim.Ben I cheated my mate Adam took this pick and I lifted the rock!Wink

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Great pic.
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i saw the same thing but the toad was reder and the vole was more golden
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Originally posted by tim hamlett tim hamlett wrote:

love toads but don't get too many of them around hereUnhappy

surprised the vole hung around long enough for you to take a pic!

tim
If u go to chester zoo in the car park there are a few large rocks if you look around there under the wooden boards there are all ways toads under there and the ocasional vole
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thanks Wink

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I have on my veg garden a plastic fertiliser sack folded in half with the inside (black) facing outwards and weighted down at the corners. Up to four little toads live under there at a time. They're all much of a size (bit bigger than a 50p) and by looking at their colouring I realise there must be at least 6 different ones use this place. I have this plastic down especially for them as I discovered they liked to live under there. It must get very hot on a sunny day. Now where they come from I don't know as there don't seem to be any suitable breeding places nearby. There are plenty of bigger toads in the garden too. Some of these live in the compost heaps under the plastic covering - again hot place on a sunny day.
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suz

do your slowies use the other plastic refuge as well or just the one on the compost heap?

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