Spring sur­prise

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Dur­ing the late morn­ing on a sunny yet breezy day in early April, I was walk­ing along the path by the Allen River in Wim­borne, when I saw some­thing bask­ing in the sun­shine that lit­er­ally stopped me in my tracks! It was a grass snake – my first wild, live snake! Its olive-brown hue was its out­stand­ing fea­ture. After tak­ing a few snaps with my cam­era (with the flash off), the rep­tile be­came de­fen­sive and I moved away. I had al­ways wanted to see a wild snake, so I was one happy per­son that day! Tanya Fil­brook, via email

Tanya’s first wild snake sight­ing.

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