Adults have a rather slender body with an angular pointed snout. The basic colour varies but brownish hues are usual. Viewed from above a vertebral row of dark spots and patches are visible
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|Common Name||Scientific Name||Description|
|Smooth Newt||Triturus vulgaris||
Females and non-breeding males are pale brown or olive green, sometimes with two darker stripes... more
|Common Lizard||Zootoca vivipara||
Adults have a rather slender body with an angular pointed snout. The basic colour varies but... more
|Sand Lizard||Lacerta agilis||
Sand Lizards are stocky and short -legged and have small, blunt heads and snouts with short... more
|Slow Worm||Anguis fragillis||
The Slow Worm (also referred to as a slow-worm or slowworm) is actually a legless lizard, which... more
|Grass Snake||Natrix natrix||
Usually olive green with darker blotches and a yellow collar with a black border.