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Please identify for beginner

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Offline Megsmum

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« on: May 25, 2015, 12:45 PM »
Found this climbing the house wall this morning.  I think its a ladder snake, but not sure Securely put in a box for release away from house later :biggrin:


except i cant work out how to post image

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« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2015, 12:58 PM »
Hi there... We have an anti spammer system here that stops you posting images until you have made 3 posts.. :) So if you answer this comment then after that you will see the upload image button.... Welcome to the forum....
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« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2015, 14:43 PM »
fab thanks

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« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2015, 14:45 PM »
here you go not brilliant but i was a bit nervous


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« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2015, 15:56 PM »
have a google at ladder snake and let us know what you find out :)
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« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2015, 16:49 PM »
yes i am pretty sure its a ladder

From what I have read harmless enough, although would prefer them to stay away from house

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« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2015, 18:46 PM »
Welcome to the forum and well done with the snake id and photo. It's a Ladder snake - harmless but, like all snakes, they can make you jump when you first see one. I've found the best way to keep snakes away is to make an effort to photograph them. The word soon gets out and you probably won't see any for months. It's good to know that you are seeing plenty of them - keep your eyes peeled for Short-toed eagles as snakes are there preferred prey.

Extremadura is a great place for birds so I look forward to reading about your observations.

Andy

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« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2015, 22:26 PM »
Hi Megsmum, what a lovely guest.
I agree with Quentin, that if you are looking for snakes to photograph they are hard to find!
 
Now I would happily encourage snakes close to the house as they keep other critters away :)

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