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Quango-Bingo Travels: France, March 2012 - Day 3 (continued): Snake Eyes! (2)
This is my final installment from the Ile aux Serpents. I had a lovely time :)
Stay tuned for the delights and wonders of Day 4!
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Quango-Bingo Travels: France, March 2012 - Day 3 (continued): Snake Eyes!
I remember once, when I was a very young Quango-Bingo, we visited family in Germany. It was the Summer time and we went to a lake for a swim. In the reeds, my uncle (let’s call hum Uncle Awesome) found and caught about 5 baby grass snakes.
He brought them back in a sandwich tin so that we could all get a better view. They were tiny, thin, very lively and absolutely fascinating. I was in awe of their beauty.
Since then, I have never again seen a snake in the wild. This despite always looking out for them and occasionally finding old snake skins whilst out and about.
One day I will, but until then, I will have to be content with going to see them in such places as the lovely Ile aux Serpents.
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Quango-Bingo Travels: France, March 2012 - Day 3 (continued): Scales
Of course, the main attraction at the Ile aux Serpents are the… well, the serpents!
I will let them speak for themselves.
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Quango-Bingo Travels: France, March 2012 - Day 3: Reptiles (continued)
To the Reptile House!!
There is a place - a tiny, warm place - where they have the most lovely little collection of reptiles. It’s called the Ile aux Serpents and it’s well worth a visit! I spent a whole afternoon there, snapping away at the very obliging animals. Here is a selection of their lizards. Apologies if one or two are slightly out of focus.
The snakes will come tomorrow… and the day fater that… and the day after that!
You cannot say I didn’t warn you!
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Quango-Bingo Travels: France, March 2012 - Day 3: Reptiles
Day 3 was all about the reptiles. As I have previously mentioned: there will be snakes - but not yet. Today’s post is all about the lizards!
I love lizards. Mainly because they are the the reptiles I have had most contact with in the wild. They are quick - too quick to catch - but you can get some really nice shots with a bit of patience (and a good zoom!).
I like their cheekiness and the fact that they look like dinosaurs.
I am easily pleased :)