Monday, June 16, 2008

NHF excursion 2008, part one

This year's excursion was on Sunday, May 4th. This year we were luckier; we saw six of the eleven species. All three snakes, both salamanders and one frog. The salamanders we didn't manage to catch, though ... we didn't have the right equipment with us to catch any and the ones we saw were too small to be caught without it. But we saw them, anyway. :-) We just can't prove it. ;-)

The first thing we came across was a buorm, Natrix natrix. A fine specimen, a male, which made no bones about resenting our intrusion. I got some really nice pictures, if I do say so myself.

When these last two were taken, the snake was being held by its tail off camera ... so this is a little less impressive than it may look. :-)

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