Reptiles

Reptiles are an animal group that we usually associate with hot, dry, sun drenched countries. Despite our cooler climate Britain can still boast six native representatives including three Lizard and three Snake species. As cold blooded creatures, reptiles gain energy by basking in the sun on a warm absorbent surface or a quiet secluded sunny spot at the edge of a path or clearing.

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