First of the year 2012

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First of the year 2012

Postby Magnus Karlsson » Sat Mar 31, 2012 3:20 pm

Yesterday I went out to try to find my first snakes of the year. The sidestory is that most of my friends found their first adders several weeks ago. I live in the inland and most of my friends by the coast and hence spring has arrived late here. However, yesterday the weather was perfect for herping and me and a few friends headed out to my favorite spot! It started out a bit slow but after a while there were grassnakes everywhere! I got some decent pics of two of the less shy ones.

A beautifully coloured adult male Grass snake (Natrix natrix).
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The same individual in its habitat. The lake in the background is Vättern, the second largest lake in Sweden.
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A very dark, almost completely melanistic adult male Grass snake (N natrix). This little guy was first very shy. And after the shyness had worn off it became inquisitive.
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I also found a few adders later in the day. However, at that time the snakes were warmed up and disappeared beneath the rocks before I had a chance to get a decent picture!
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Re: First of the year 2012

Postby Mario Schweiger » Sat Mar 31, 2012 4:21 pm

The Grass Snake in the habitat is great!

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Re: First of the year 2012

Postby Magnus Karlsson » Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:00 pm

Thanks Mario!
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Re: First of the year 2012

Postby Ross Padilla » Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:03 am

Wow, nice pictures of a cool looking snake!
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