Wales has 2 snake species and 3
lizards. All sun-loving creatures, they vary
enormously in terms of habits and habitats, looks
- There are 5 native reptiles in Wales.
- To become active and search for food, all need warmth from the
sun to raise their body temperature.
- 2 species – grass snakes and sand lizards – lay eggs.
- The other 3 species - adders, common lizards and slow
worms - give birth to live young.
- They eat a wide range of prey: invertebrates (the 3
lizard species); frogs and fish (the grass snake); small mammals
and lizards (the adder).