For those that don’t know anything about Rugby might not know that Saturday was a huge celebration as I watched my home nation of Wales win the 6 Nations Grand Slam (means they beat all the other 5 nations!). In Wales, this is a big deal, so to cut a long story short, Sunday wasn’t a day for me being out and about with a camera.
However, first up was a False Smooth Snake on our patio enjoying the heat of the afternoon sun (yes, I didn’t see the morning!). It couldn’t stay there as either the Dog or one of the Cats would probably see it as a new toy.
The False Smooth Snake is small, this one no longer than about 20cm. It is a venomous snake, however, due to its small size it poses no threat to a human, even if it does manage to sink its teeth in. I helped him on his way to an area outside of the garden and it did take a strike but missed!
Later in the afternoon, after returning from the village I spotted a creature hop across the road in front of me. I assumed it was a Midwife Toad but when I stopped to take a look I noticed it was an Iberian Painted Frog. These small Frogs are quite common around fresh water, but a first sighting for me. I took this with my Galaxy S9+ Smartphone.