“Snake-friendly corridors” introduced on North York Moors

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“Snake-friendly corridors” introduced on North York Moors

Post  Admin on Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:11 pm

RARE adders could be given a new lease of life in the North York Moors with the introduction of “snake-friendly corridors”.

A new study into adders on the moors has sought to work out why the snakes are found in some places but not others.

Reptile expert James Stroud worked with forest rangers in Dalby and Langdale forests, near Pickering, and Harwood Dale, Wykeham and Broxa forests, near Scarborough – where he discovered that young conifer plantations were adder hotspots.

He found that the abundance of food was relatively less important than the threat from potential foes in determining whether the creature frequented a forest haunt. for full story click the link

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