Snakes in the grass...

MOTORISTS in the Mendips have been warned to drive carefully to avoid squashing snakes on the verges. The first adders of Spring have been spotted in the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) but risk being killed if drivers go on the grass. The ver

MOTORISTS in the Mendips have been warned to drive carefully to avoid squashing snakes on the verges. The first adders of Spring have been spotted in the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) but risk being killed if drivers go on the grass. The verges are home to wild flowers and animals but cars parking on the grass, or using it to pass other motorists, pose huge dangers to wildlife. Mendip Hills AONB development officer Jim Hardcastle said: "The wide verges are part of the hills' visual character and part of a natural habitat. People would be amazed at the animals that live in the grass.


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