Sunday, 28 February 2016

First Reptile of 2016

The sun was shining here is Cheshire today and I saw my first wild reptile of the year - Zootoca vivipara on the Sandstone Trail.

Saturday, 27 February 2016

Captive Bred Natterjacks

I originally planned to keep this blog solely for wild herptiles, but have recently re-awakened an old interest of mine - keeping reptiles and amphibians in captivity. For many years since childhood I kept a wide range of exotics. Now my interests lies closer to home, with native British and European herps. I thought I would add a few photos of these animals that I now share my home and garden with.

I was very fortunate to acquire a young, captive bred group of Natterjack Toads (Epidalea calamita). Being heavily protected in the wild, this is a species that I have so far been unable to see in the wild. These animals are produced from captive bred stock with their origins in Germany.