Greetings from England (some photos)

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Greetings from England (some photos)

Postby Lee Brindley » Tue Aug 18, 2015 7:12 pm

Hi all. My name is Lee, I live in North West England, UK. I was a keen herper as a child (limited to local amphibians) and later began keeping exotic herps, and worked in the pet trade for a while. I gradually grew a little tired of reptile keeping as I got older and found other hobbies, but have since re-discovered my passion for herping and wild herps. Last year I saw my first sand lizard (L. agilis) (I still havn't been able to photograph them) and this year I photographed my first adders (V. berus).

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Lee Brindley
 
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Hometown: Cheshire
country: England

Re: Greetings from England (some photos)

Postby Kristian Munkholm » Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:03 pm

Welcome, Lee :)

Thanks for the very nice adder pics - looking forward to more, sand lizards as well as other species.
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country: Denmark

Re: Greetings from England (some photos)

Postby Carl Corbidge » Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:55 pm

Hi Lee and welcome.

All your adders are females and that first one has an unusual background colour, what county are they from? (don't tell me exact site) I guess you went to Merseyside for the Sand Lizards and they can be a pain to photograph, but if you see one and it shoots off, sit tight and it should come back out usually a couple of feet from where it disappeared.
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Hometown: Sheffield
country: England

Re: Greetings from England (some photos)

Postby Lee Brindley » Thu Aug 20, 2015 5:36 pm

Thanks for the replies. Carl, the adder photos were taken in Staffordshire. I thought the first one to be a male at first, due both to the colouration and the fact that it was more slender than the others. I will be going back to the site for another look soon, before they go into hibernation. The Agilis were indeed at Merseyside. I have been a few times, but always with the family which makes things difficult with young children. Mainly I have been herping in my home county of Cheshire - specifically looking for grass snakes (without any luck). The last Natrix I saw was virtually on my doorstep about eight years ago, and I have yet to photograph one. I have been enjoying watching Z. vivipara locally though.

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Hometown: Cheshire
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