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Grass snakes and adders in Lewes

On 24 May 2007 at 4:59pm Smiler wrote:
Does anyone know of a good place to find grass snakes and adders in or around Lewes?
On 24 May 2007 at 5:17pm Andy wrote:
Any ideas to why you'd want to first ?
On 24 May 2007 at 7:17pm me wrote:
the old railway cutting behind malling.
On 24 May 2007 at 8:24pm Madge wrote:
Mmm its a little worrying why you would want to know. Cant help feeling if you had genuine interest in there wellbeing you would already have good idea of areas to find them and certainly would not wish to broadcast it on here. Sorry but anyone tempted to disclose - its not a good idea.
On 24 May 2007 at 9:21pm Mark Rolfe wrote:
Used to see em on the downs when I was young, but that was many years ago.
On 24 May 2007 at 11:10pm Smiler wrote:
Madge - I am fascinated by snakes and have no intention whatsoever of harming them and I really don't think publicising their whereabouts on here is going to endanger them in any way.
How would I have a good idea of where to find them just by being interested in their wellbeing?
On 25 May 2007 at 7:56am Blackadder wrote:
I have got a couple of sloworms in my garden if that helps.
On 25 May 2007 at 8:10am me wrote:
thats a load of nonsense. By broadcasting where to find snakes and slow worms makes me what exactly? Some people are far to quick too see the negative side. I know lets ban it, maybe we could tax it, what about an asbo. Better put some CCTV cameras up to protect them. Perhaps the council could advertise for a snake and slowworm diversity and wellbeing officer.
On 25 May 2007 at 8:33am A depressed house hunter wrote:
nice to see other people are up as early as me...(at work)...
you'll be lucky to see adders, grass snakes are aplenty around barcombe mills and tonnes of slowworms in my garden under the compost bin
On 25 May 2007 at 9:58am Smiler wrote:
I'll be round in half an hour!
On 25 May 2007 at 12:54pm Madge wrote:
Smiler - I meant that most people who like these wildlife and have fascination for them would know the type of areas they prefer and could sought them out via other methods.
In addition beleive me there are plenty of people who rather than just look at them in there environent want to capture and keep them as 'pets' or put the grassnakes in there own garden which is unlikely to be suitable for them atall.
No offence to you - just would rather not draw map for people with detrimental intentions.
On 25 May 2007 at 12:56pm Madge wrote:
Ooops I meant seek!
On 25 May 2007 at 2:28pm SHS wrote:
Hey, you really do know how this government doesn't work! That's exactly what is likely to happen, plus a new quango called at first 'English Snake' but then changed at great expense to 'Natural Snake' with a new logo. Then, rather than worry about badly-needed infrastructure and badly-needed tax simplification, all parliamentary time will be spent on a 'Snake Bill' requiring every reptile in England to be documented and tagged and immediate penalties introduced for anyone deemed to be disturbing a snake that has not already paid for a 'Snake Disturbance Licence'.......... (That's enough rubbish for today).
On 26 May 2007 at 7:57pm me wrote:
Sad but true!
On 11 Oct 2007 at 6:56pm Lady Lewesian wrote:
Hi, havent read the forum for ages, and know its a late posting about the subject, smiler, hope you have genuine interest, i have two grass snakes in my garden have been here for a year and frequent my pond, have a strong taste for my fish. So yes you can find them in Lewes and dont have to go out of town. I found their not as shy as first thought and certainly dont mind me watching them.

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