The Landmark Practice is currently overseeing the translocation of grass snakes (Natrix natrix) at one of our project sites in the Cotswold Water Park. The snakes are being transferred to a nearby receptor site, which was specially prepared earlier in the year to provide suitable habitat for this species (see our previous post Reptilian Grand Designs).
The translocation is ongoing. To date, the highest number of grass snakes found during a single visit included one adult, two sub-adults and two juveniles. All were safely released in the receptor site, as can be seen in the short clip below.
The receptor site has also matured well. The artificial bank has become well-vegetated, providing suitable basking, shelter and hibernation habitat for the snakes.