[veryOT] in my garden

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by yello, 29 May 2008.

  1. yello

    yello Legendary Member


    Under the tarpaulin over a compost heap, I disturbed 3 couleuvre d'esculape. The largest was around 2m in length I reckon, and about 2" in girth. The one pictured was the 2nd biggest. Completely harmless apparently but still something you expect to see in the zoo and not your garden!
  2. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    What did they taste like?
  3. striker

    striker New Member

    cool, how far did you run away ?;)
  4. Night Train

    Night Train Maker of Things

    Greater Manchester
    Awwww, sweet!
  5. sheddy

    sheddy Guru

    Did somebody grass em up ?
  6. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    Dont think they're Grass Snakes, not adders..possibly slow worms, (which are legless lizards, not snakes)

    Unless they're more exotic escapees...
  7. OP

    yello Legendary Member

    Must admit, I got it identified before I got any closer! The garden is full of lizards and small snakes and I'm used to them... but these fellas are in a different league. I don't mind admitting that I was just a tad unsure!!
  8. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    Bugger...i didnt realise you'd named them in the OP...:biggrin:
    Also, disnt note you were in France Yello...i'm doing well today ;)

    Very nice anyway...i love snakes
  9. longers

    longers Veteran

    I love snakes too. Gorgeous creatures. A great find in your garden Yello ;).

    they taste like chicken apparently.
  10. buddha

    buddha Veteran

    I'm sure they'd like to get aquainted with what the cat dragged out of my compost heap ...


    note: I found them a safe, cat-free home:smile:
  11. walker

    walker New Member

    Bromley, Kent
    its got scales, its a snake, surely
  12. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    What about fish, then?
  13. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    Slow worms are very very snake like, but are lizards without legs. Lizards of course have scales too.
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