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Group: 
Reptiles

Snakes are effectively legless lizards with much longer, thinner bodies. Cold blooded reptiles that lay eggs on land. The grass snake is at home in water. 

The information about this group of species has been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Sites List Records List Original Tweets Guidance Notes

Grass Snake

Natrix natrix
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A shy creature seldom seen and generally declining in numbers


 

Adder

Vipera berus
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An occasional species of the heaths and scrub


 

 

Smooth Snake

Coronella austriaca
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A numerous but rarely seen snake species on the Dorset heaths but nationally rare.