Sunday, June 11, 2006

Newt-eating grass snakes

Our neighbours in Sedlescombe, East Sussex have up to seven grass snakes at a time in their small garden pond.

On one occasion one was photographed consuming a hapless newt (see lower picture) while a companion looked on with an expression of rather snake-like envy. In the last few days the snakes seem to have moved on, but they have left plenty of newts behind for future generations.

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