Luckily there's a reliable site close by for Grass Snakes Natrix helvetica, so we went there this morning to try our luck. She was not disappointed. Upon flipping the refuge we found a female Slow Worm Anguis fragilis and a good size male Grass Snake who was close to sloughing. Not wanting the inevitable 'musking' to put her off, she donned a pair of disposable gloves and didn't hesitate to hold both the Slow Worm and the Grass Snake - perhaps there's some hope yet...
|Handle with care. The first time my|
Goddaughter held a Snake...and it
was her idea!
|Rightly pleased with herself - she was worried|
She might have hurt the snake but it was
feigning death in the hope she'd leave it alone.
|You see this behaviour often but certainly more frequently when|
sloughing and they feel at their most vulnerable.