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Postby whizz » Thu Jun 14, 2007 6:20 pm

A previous thread re snakes can be found here:
http://www.mybulgaria.info/modules.php? ... ic&t=14723

This new thread is in response to photos posted by Tandt on his gallery.




Hi Tandt,

The photos were a litt\e blurry but I thik you have a bunch of sloworms there and all they do is eat the bugs and mosquitoes that area round your place. Sloworms don't bite they are just legless lizards, let them go they won't hurt you they will just eat the nasties,

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Postby tandt » Thu Jun 14, 2007 9:28 pm

Hi Whizz,
yes, totally harmless. They were caught in water and were released back into the lake behind our house. My daughter loves the wildlife in Bg, as do me and the wife. My wife wont handle the snakes though ! :lol:
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Postby oddball » Thu Jun 14, 2007 9:40 pm

:P Do be careful Trev ' They eat the nasties' :P :P :D :o :lol:

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Postby tandt » Thu Jun 14, 2007 10:16 pm

8O
I'm O.K. thanks Oddy - I'm thick skinned.
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Re: Snakes

Postby Pirol » Fri Jun 15, 2007 8:20 am

whizz wrote:Hi Tandt,

The photos were a litt\e blurry but I thik you have a bunch of sloworms there


I don´t think these are slow worms (take a look at the head and at the pattern). But I agree: definately harmless!

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Postby mariko » Fri Jun 15, 2007 1:39 pm

8) Hi

We have a snake which lives under the rocks in a small drive which leads to our House. My boyfriend saw this early one morning when he was collecting rocks for our rockery.

He says it came out of the long grass near our house and it was black, about 2ft long with a yellow stripe around its neck. My boyfriend says it was quite a shock to see it but it just looked and slid under the rocks. Any ideas what it is?

Also last year in our garden we saw quite a large green lizard looked a bit like an iguana. My boyfriend saw it again this year and said it had grown. We know that also lives in a hole in a rock in our garden. They do not bother us so we do not bother them but would like to know what they are and if the snake is dangerous.

Any ideas.


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Postby MOD » Fri Jun 15, 2007 1:51 pm

Hi mariko, almost certainly you will find your snake answer in the previous 'snake' thread here:
http://www.mybulgaria.info/modules.php? ... ic&t=14723

And lizards are discussed here:
http://www.mybulgaria.info/modules.php? ... 91&start=0

Hope that helps. Mod 8)

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Re: Snakes

Postby Pirol » Fri Jun 15, 2007 3:35 pm

mariko wrote:8) Hi

We have a snake which lives under the rocks in a small drive which leads to our House. My boyfriend saw this early one morning when he was collecting rocks for our rockery.

He says it came out of the long grass near our house and it was black, about 2ft long with a yellow stripe around its neck. My boyfriend says it was quite a shock to see it but it just looked and slid under the rocks. Any ideas what it is?



The snake could be a grass snake or (less likely) an aeskulapian snake (Zamenis longissimus). Both of them are definately not "dangerous".
The lizard might be a "Lacerta Trilineata".
http://www.herp.it/indexjs.htm?SpeciesP ... rTrili.htm


Further information about reptiles in Bulgaria can be found here:
http://www.geocities.com/herpetology_bg/

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Postby mariko » Fri Jun 15, 2007 5:12 pm

:? Hi Mod

We have to the conclusion after looking at the sites given that we have a Green Lizard in the garden but the snake still remains a mystery but as long as it leaves us alone it can stay.

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Nose-horned Viper (Vipera ammodytes)

Postby del69 » Fri Oct 26, 2007 3:36 pm

Found four of these today while out on a walk,they were just laying in the middle of a rocky road getting a warm from the sun.

I almost stepped on the first one,it looked dead,i gave it a nudge and it span round and hissed i guess if it had warmed up enough it would of gone for a strike,thank god as i have just googled it and it said:

(This is the largest and likely the most dangerous snake to be found in mainland Europe) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vipera_ammodytes

GULP....

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http://www.mybulgaria.info/show-bulgari ... -9670.html


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