Category Archives: Reptiles

Reptiles

Reptiles are characterised by their dry, scaly skin that can retain water, allowing them to inhabit some of the driest places on earth. They usually mate on land and depending on the species, either lay eggs (i.e. grass snake and … Continue reading

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Slow Worm

Slow Worm Anguis fragilis – Grows up to 50cm long and give birth to live young. Eats slugs, and other small animals.

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Common Lizard

The Common Lizard Lacerta vivipara – is very agile and lives in a multitude of habitats.

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Sand Lizard

Sand Lizard Lacerta agilis – Grows up to 18cm (tail = 9cm) and the young hatch from eggs.

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Smooth Snake

Smooth Snake Caronella austriaca – Grows up to 60cm long and gives birth to live young.

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Adder (Viper)

Adder (Viper) Vipera berus is a shorter and stockier snake, with a distinctive central zig-zag pattern down the back.

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Grass Snake

Grass Snake Natrix natrix – Typically green to brown or grey but variable and a yellow and back stripe behind the head.

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