by Christian Moss February. 22, 2016 4620 views

I've been checking a few reptile sites in ‪Epping Forest‬. The closest thing I found was this snakeskin shoe left in a tree.

Interesting grass snake found last year in ‪‎Epping Forest‬ with two distinct yellow stripes running down it's back.
Stripey grass snakes like this are rare in the UK.
DNA from this snake is being analysed to assess whether it's a non-native introduced individual, or if it's a natural but rare British morph.

Wanstead Park heron.

Frog Spawn - Angel Pond - Wanstead Flats.

Common Toad with a dusting of snow - captured at Wake Valley.

Smooth Newt - Wanstead Park

Common Toad amongst the leaf litter - captured at Connaught Water.

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Common Frog in the snow - Wake Valley Pond.

Beautiful looking Common Toad.

Smooth Newt - captured at Bomb crater pond close to Wake Valley.

Due to the mild Winter, Amphibian migrations seem to be starting early this year.

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Sreekumar Marar 4 years, 3 months ago

What great images, Mossy....!

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Abby 4 years, 3 months ago

A gorgeous set, as always!!!

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Marilyn Grimble 4 years, 3 months ago

Great images, and yes, our pond is full of frogs already, guess the egrets will be visiting soon!

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