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Another new Grass Snake site

posted 10 Sept 2010, 08:47 by Mark Pollitt - SWSEIC
DGERC recently received a third record of Grass Snake in Dumfries and Galloway.  The record was reported to the centre by Richard Mearns, who had been sent details by Malcolm Street of a sighting  at Glenkiln in late June. The snake was noted to be swimming across the burn, and was estimated to be about 18 inches long.  The distinctive yellow neck collar was observed too.  It's probably worth looking out for this species anywhere across Dumfries and Galloway as records do not seem to be solely from the east of the region.