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 Reptiles and amphibians of the Meadow


As far as we are aware, the only reptile recorded in the meadow is the grass snake (Natrix natrix) where one or two are seen each year in the summer months. The grass snake is, of course, harmless to humans and dogs and should not be harmed. Indeed it is illegal to interfere with them in any way.


The two amphibians present are the common frog (Rana rana) and the Common toad (Bufo bufo). These are only occasionally seen. Local garden ponds provide a haven for them. Tadpoles can been seen in the new pond. On some occasions, numbers of tiny frogs or toads may be seen in the meadow when they seem to appear from nowhere after rain in late summer.

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