Countryside Council for Wales
Landscape & wildlife
Please note - A new body, Natural Resources Wales has taken over all functions and services previously carried out by Countryside Council for Wales. While the Natural Resources Wales website continues to be developed, some online services will continue to be provided on this web site.
Wales has 2 snake species and 3
lizards. All sun-loving creatures, they vary
enormously in terms of habits and habitats, looks
about the only venomous snake found in Britain
Widely distributed throughout Wales and occupying many different
kinds of habitat...
Our largest native reptile
Once common along the North Wales coast, the sand lizard became
extinct in Wales in the 1960s but is now being successfully
Often mistaken for a snake, the slow worm is, in fact, a legless
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