Reptile ramble September 2012
On Sunday 16 September 2012 we had the Reptile Ramble in Gellion’s Run led by Steve Darby – not any reptiles whilst we were walking! Luckily, Steve had managed to catch two different skink species earlier to show us. Then as we were walking Dallas spotted a red-bellied black snake nicely coiled up in the grass beside the track. We were all admiring it when our reptile expert Steve leapt upon it. Foolishly. Carelessly, we all thought, until he brought it up in his hands, still coiled and sitting on a plaster base! The rotten scoundrel had ‘’planted’’ his plaster-cast snake for us to find!! And if we hadn’t spotted it, we were in trouble from him for not being alert enough to see it. Got the hearts started anyway!