The Weekly Advertiser Horsham

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The arrival of warm weather across the region is providing a ‘wake-up call’ for our ectothermi­c or ‘cold-blooded’ reptiles that rely on external heat to control their body temperatur­e and metabolism. This means that our snakes as well as various types of lizard have emerged from winter torpors and are now in search of food and mates. Sherri Hicks spotted this venomous eastern brown snake, potentiall­y deadly but also protected, on the move at Horsham weir. Snakes play a critical role in the environmen­t and advice is for people and their pets to give this type of wildlife a wide berth.

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