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Offline SNiDE

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« on: February 16, 2007, 18:14 PM »
Hello all, my dad has just returned from Spain, camera in hand. Thought you might all be interested-

What we believe to be a Horseshoe whipsnake (taken at Castril)

and a (dead) ladder snake

Edit: it is worth mentioning the whipsnake is digesting a meal, not sure if you can see the lump in those photographs- this is very strange behaviour for snakes that should be hibernating.
« Last Edit: February 16, 2007, 18:29 PM by SNiDE »

Offline nick

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« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2007, 21:07 PM »
Great photos SNide,

Actualy it seems it's not that strange for horseshoe whipsnakes, like many others, to stay active during the winter in southernmost parts of Spain - (more so. I grant you this year)

This excellent site gives full details

http://www.vertebradosibericos.org/reptiles/hemhip.html  (follow links or below)

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