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Chasewater's Amphibians and Reptiles

The Chasewater area has a very rich variety of amphibian life and a poorly recorded but interesting reptile population. The following is a list of the species present and a brief summary of their status.   Uptodate studies are being undertaken by several members.

AMPHIBIANS

Smooth Newt Triturus vulgaris - Common

Great Crested Newt Triturus vulgaris - Locally common

Palmate Newt Triturus helveticus - Recorded at one or two sites

Common Toad Bufo bufo - Common

Common Frog Rana temporaria - Common

REPTILES

Common Lizard Lacerta vivipera - Frequent

Grass Snake Natrix natrix - Rarely reported

Slow Worm Anguis fragilis - Said to have been seen in the past

Please remember that many of the amphibian and reptile species present at Chasewater are protected and may only be handled by persons with a license

 



A female Great Crested Newt