The Church Minshull Community Website
By Meikle Carss - 31st August 2017 8:20am
A little bit of nature was sighted in Church Minshull village centre this week when Larry Bannon found an enormously.... small grass snake proudly making its way across his drive.
Larry managed to catch a very clear video of the little 'beast' on its way and provided the notes from Wikipedia below:
The grass snake is typically dark green or brown in colour with a characteristic yellow collar behind the head, which explains the alternative name 'ringed snake'. The colour may also range from grey to black, with darker colours being more prevalent in colder regions, presumably owing to the thermal benefits of being dark in colour. The underside is whitish with irregular blocks of black, which are useful in recognizing individuals. In Great Britain, the grass snake is the largest reptile, with females reaching up to 80 cm (2 ft 7 in) total length and males usually being somewhat smaller at around 60 cm (2.0 ft) and smaller in girth. Weight is about 240 g (8 oz).
Grass snakes are strong swimmers and may be found close to fresh water, although there is evidence individual snakes often do not need bodies of water throughout the entire season.
popular recent storiesAlso in the news
The British Geological Survey has been vested with the responsibility of delivering new research facilities that will provide the UK geoscience community with a 'Jodrell Bank for the underground'. Two sites are being put forward for the observatory: one in Ince Marshes in north Cheshire, the other in Glasgow. The observatories will consist of a number of boreholes that will allow...
During the June Café Church the congregation were asked to provide a list of their favourite hymns, which it is hoped will be included in future services. Two of these will be included in July's Service (11am on 8th July).Do you find the bible daunting , difficult to read, navigate and understand? You are not on your own! Then come to Cafe Church! At the July Cafe Church, we will be...
Morning Minshull-ears, its time for another Labra-blog and let me be one of the first to welcome Harry to the village. Apparently he's arriving at the end of June — so that's in the future as I dictate this and in the past as you read it — and is long-haired, big on attitude, middle eared, furniture chewing, widdle-legged and so on. In other words he's a regular dog. Sounds like...
Badger Car Park/Home Farm Park