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New Grass Snake record

posted 11 May 2010, 07:02 by Mark Pollitt - SWSEIC
Local herpetological surveyor Chris Cathrine came up with an excellent find whilst carrying out surveys for Scottish Great Crested Newt Survey.  Whilst checking out a pond to the west of Drumlanrig he disturbed a Grass Snake which swam off into the water.  This represents only the second sighting in Dumfries and Galloway.

DGARG members are asked to keep a look out for this species, particularly at sites in the east of the region where colonisation from Cumbria is most likely to have occurred.