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We were very lucky to see this grass snake on the Cromford Canal. We had just seen our first damsel flies of the year, and had stopped to have a good look. Old snake eyes swam out silently to within a

That's a good one! You don't see many about do you.  

I've not seen a snake in the wild in the UK for years and years, not since childhood.   I didn't realise grass snakes took to the water, but thinking about it a canal like that on a warm day

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I've not seen a snake in the wild in the UK for years and years, not since childhood.

 

I didn't realise grass snakes took to the water, but thinking about it a canal like that on a warm day must

provide a rich feeding ground for a hungry snake.

 

Nice picture !! 😀

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Grass snake is probably the worst name it could have.Their natural habitat is water based and they eat what they can find in/near it. This includes fish, frogs and small mammals such as shrews. If you pick one up, it won't bite you, but it will crap on you and I can tell you bleach, swafega and vim don't get rid of the rotting fish smell it lasts days. 

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14 minutes ago, BAZ said:

Grass snake is probably the worst name it could have.Their natural habitat is water based and they eat what they can find in/near it. This includes fish, frogs and small mammals such as shrews. If you pick one up, it won't bite you, but it will crap on you and I can tell you bleach, swafega and vim don't get rid of the rotting fish smell it lasts days. 

Yeah, I agree Martin, and am very impressed by your diligent reearch into snake poo!

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Thanks for all of the comments guys, it was a real priviledge to see it so well. We've lived near the canal for many years, and sightings are rare.. thank goodness for camera phones

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4 hours ago, BAZ said:

Grass snake is probably the worst name it could have.Their natural habitat is water based and they eat what they can find in/near it. 

I guess they have something in common with Anaconda's ?

They are green as well. Just a wee bit smaller......! 😀

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