Snakes in lakes.

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jsks wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:39 am
niemeyjt wrote:
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I blame the bible for giving snakes a bad name.
Geoffrey

That's a bad name for a snake.
Monty is a good one though quite specific to the Pythonidae family

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I saw a tweet recently criticising the spelling of Siobhan. "Why is it pronounced differently from how it's spelt?" asked Geoffrey.

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Maybe the snake you saw was the Lambton Worm? Here's a picture of mysty slaughtering it:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lambton_Worm

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[quote=exile post_id=78423 time=1566082405 user_id=217]

Some snakes - inc. grass snakes - eat small fish and amphibians. From Chris Luck's site (some of you may remember Chris)

http://www.planetepassion.eu/SNAKES-IN- ... rance.html

Yes, I remember Chris Luck. From his site about grass snakes:

"They are superb swimmers and can often be observed in lakes, ponds and rivers with their head held straight up out of the water; diving and swimming under water is another strong point being able to hold its breath for a good 20 minutes. They can also be seen from time to time in trees sunning themselves on low branches or in a trunk fork."


20 minutes! Amazing. Also amazing is that female grass snakes can grow to 2 mtrs. I've only ever seen quite small ones. I didn't know how much I didn't know about grass snakes. When I'm out walking with my dog in the woods I just sing loud so any snakes about will just wriggle away.

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jardiniere wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:35 pm
exile wrote:
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Some snakes - inc. grass snakes - eat small fish and amphibians. From Chris Luck's site (some of you may remember Chris)

http://www.planetepassion.eu/SNAKES-IN- ... rance.html

Yes, I remember Chris Luck. From his site about grass snakes:

"They are superb swimmers and can often be observed in lakes, ponds and rivers with their head held straight up out of the water; diving and swimming under water is another strong point being able to hold its breath for a good 20 minutes. They can also be seen from time to time in trees sunning themselves on low branches or in a trunk fork."


20 minutes! Amazing. Also amazing is that female grass snakes can grow to 2 mtrs. I've only ever seen quite small ones. I didn't know how much I didn't know about grass snakes. When I'm out walking with my dog in the woods I just sing loud so any snakes about will just wriggle away.
Good plan but snakes are as deaf as posts :lol:

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Anacondas and Cottonmouths are N. America and S. America only. Why would they be in France?

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wilbro wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:22 pm
Anacondas and Cottonmouths are N. America and S. America only. Why would they be in France?
Yes I know it was no anaconda if it was it would have got us :shock:
People dump illegal pets you never know what you could come across.
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Spotty wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:12 pm
jardiniere wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:35 pm
exile wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:53 am

Some snakes - inc. grass snakes - eat small fish and amphibians. From Chris Luck's site (some of you may remember Chris)

http://www.planetepassion.eu/SNAKES-IN- ... rance.html

Yes, I remember Chris Luck. From his site about grass snakes:

"They are superb swimmers and can often be observed in lakes, ponds and rivers with their head held straight up out of the water; diving and swimming under water is another strong point being able to hold its breath for a good 20 minutes. They can also be seen from time to time in trees sunning themselves on low branches or in a trunk fork."


20 minutes! Amazing. Also amazing is that female grass snakes can grow to 2 mtrs. I've only ever seen quite small ones. I didn't know how much I didn't know about grass snakes. When I'm out walking with my dog in the woods I just sing loud so any snakes about will just wriggle away.
Good plan but snakes are as deaf as posts :lol:
Note quite so surprising when you consider that reptiles are cold blooded. They therefore do not need to consume energy and therefore oxygen to keep their body temperature up.

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Spotty wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:12 pm


Good plan but snakes are as deaf as posts :lol:
No! Singing gave me such confidence. Well, how much more is there to know about snakes. This forum is so educational. :)

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mysty wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:31 pm

People dump illegal pets you never know what you could come across.
So true. A kangaroo was recently spotted (and photographed, so not a hoax) in a village in Deux Sèvres. He's still not been found and no-one has reported him missing so it's assumed it was kept illegally. Do hope the hunters don't get him.

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