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Friday, 31 July 2009

Dorset's smooth snakes slipping away to help Devon

Ten of Britain’s rarest snakes will be plucked from Dorset’s heathlands and taken to Devon as part of a project to increase their population.

The timid and non-venomous smooth snake was first discovered in Bournemouth in the 1850s and spread in numbers across the South but can now only be found in Dorset and Hampshire, and some areas of Sussex and Surrey due to habitat loss.

READ MORE - Source: Bournemouth Daily Echo Friday 31st July 2009

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